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

3 senses of purge

Sense 1
purge, purging, purgation -- (the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge)
       => clearing -- (the act of freeing from suspicion)

Sense 2
purge, purging -- (an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements)
       => cleaning, cleansing, cleanup -- (the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning")

Sense 3
purge -- (an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin")
       => removal -- (dismissal from office)

Antonyms of verb purge

1 of 7 senses of purge

Sense 1
purge -- (oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime")
       Antonym of rehabilitate (Sense 2)
      => rehabilitate -- (reinstall politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime")

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

7 senses of purge

Sense 1
purge -- (oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime")
       => persecute, oppress -- (cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union")

Sense 2
purge -- (clear of a charge)
       => acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate -- (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges")

Sense 3
purify, purge, sanctify -- (make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified")
       => 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 4
purge -- (rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind")
       => purify, sublimate, make pure, distill -- (remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water")

Sense 5
flush, scour, purge -- (rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank")
       => rinse, rinse off -- (wash off soap or remaining dirt)

Sense 6
vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up -- (eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night")
       => excrete, egest, eliminate, pass -- (eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone")

Sense 7
purge -- (excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

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