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

4 senses of raven

Sense 1
raven -- (obtain or seize by violence)
       => seize -- (take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages")

Sense 2
raven, prey, predate -- (prey on or hunt for; "These mammals predate certain eggs")
       => forage -- (wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods")

Sense 3
devour, guttle, raven, pig -- (eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 4
raven -- (feed greedily; "The lions ravened the bodies")
       => feed, eat -- (take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?")

Antonyms of adj ravening

3 senses of ravening

Sense 1
predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous -- (living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal")

INDIRECT (VIA aggressive) -> unaggressive, nonaggressive -- (not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness)

Sense 2
rapacious, ravening, voracious -- (excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments")

INDIRECT (VIA acquisitive) -> unacquisitive -- (not acquisitive; not interested in acquiring or owning anything)

Sense 3
edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish -- (devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks")

INDIRECT (VIA gluttonous) -> abstemious -- (sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy)

Similarity of adj ravening

3 senses of ravening

Sense 1
predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous -- (living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal")
       => aggressive (vs. unaggressive) -- (having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers")

Sense 2
rapacious, ravening, voracious -- (excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments")
       => acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive) -- (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied")

Sense 3
edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish -- (devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks")
       => gluttonous (vs. abstemious) -- (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure")

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