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

4 senses of subside

Sense 1
subside, lessen -- (wear off or die down; "The pain subsided")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 2
subside -- (sink to a lower level or form a depression; "the valleys subside")
       => dip, sink -- (appear to move downward; "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line")

Sense 3
subside, settle -- (sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm")
       => sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")

Sense 4
sink, subside -- (descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

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