Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lift

12 senses of lift

Sense 1
lift -- (the act of giving temporary assistance)
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading")

Sense 2
aerodynamic lift, lift -- (the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity)
       => aerodynamic force -- (forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids))

Sense 3
elevation, lift, raising -- (the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity")
       => rise, rising, ascent, ascension -- (a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon")

Sense 4
lift, rise -- (a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground)
       => wave, moving ridge -- (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))

Sense 5
ski tow, ski lift, lift -- (a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill)
       => conveyance, transport -- (something that serves as a means of transportation)

Sense 6
lift -- (a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 7
lift -- (one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot)
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

Sense 8
elevator, lift -- (lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building)
       => lifting device -- (a device for lifting heavy loads)

Sense 9
face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck -- (plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift")
       => plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplasty -- (surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue)

Sense 10
airlift, lift -- (transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable))
       => transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance -- (the act of moving something from one location to another)

Sense 11
lift -- (a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home")
       => drive, ride -- (a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car")

Sense 12
lift, raise, heave -- (the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lift

24 senses of lift

Sense 1
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> lift up#1

Sense 2
lift -- (take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
lift, raise -- (move upwards; "lift one's eyes")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise -- (move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
lift -- (make audible; "He lifted a war whoop")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 6
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate -- (cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")
       => cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")

Sense 7
pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift -- (make off with belongings of others)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 8
hoist, lift, wind -- (raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car")
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 9
raise, lift -- (invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 10
lift, raise, elevate -- (raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 11
lift -- (take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 12
rise, lift, rear -- (rise up; "The building rose before them")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 13
lift -- (pay off (a mortgage))
       => liquidate, pay off -- (eliminate by paying off (debts))

Sense 14
plagiarize, plagiarise, lift -- (take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 15
rustle, lift -- (take illegally; "rustle cattle")
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 16
airlift, lift -- (fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia")
       => fly -- (transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America")

Sense 17
lift -- (take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes")
       => dig, dig out -- (create by digging; "dig a hole"; "dig out a channel")

Sense 18
lift -- (call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs)
       => call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")

Sense 19
lift -- (rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly")
       => heave, buckle, warp -- (bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat; "The highway buckled during the heat wave")

Sense 20
lift, raise -- (put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 21
lift -- (remove (hair) by scalping)
       => scalp -- (remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped")

Sense 22
lift -- (remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 23
lift -- (remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 24
face-lift, lift -- (perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face)
       => operate on, operate -- (perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life")

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