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

4 senses of submerge

Sense 1
submerge, submerse -- (sink below the surface; go under or as if under water)
       => sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")

Sense 2
submerge, drown, overwhelm -- (cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech")
       => cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")

Sense 3
submerge, submerse -- (put under water; "submerge your head completely")
       => immerse, plunge -- (thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water")

Sense 4
inundate, deluge, submerge -- (fill or cover completely, usually with water)
       => flood -- (cover with liquid, usually water; "The swollen river flooded the village"; "The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes")

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