Synonyms for Smother:


idolise, care for, long, fall for, love, adore, dote on, worship the ground someone walks on. coat, insulate, cover, breath, crown, top, wrap, recover, blanket. burke, squelch, hush, hold-down, take someone's life, sit on, bump off, restraint, hold back, quench. stamp out, fight a fire/blaze, blow out, tackle, beat out. conceal, bottle up, hold in, keep back, manage, deal with, master. smother (noun)
clutter, muddle, put out, repress, mare's nest, welter, strangle, jumble, suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, muffle, surround.
stifle (noun)


contact (verb)
extinguish; cover, hide (verb)
conceal, muffle, repress, snuff, surround, suffocate, stamp out, keep back, stifle, squelch, asphyxiate, quench, strangle.
kill (verb)
assassinate, eliminate, asphyxiate, sacrifice, butcher, exterminate, do in, do away with, dispatch, put to sleep, ice, remove, chill, hang, massacre, slay, slaughter, purge, liquidate, suffocate, strangle, smite, execute, drown, snuff.

Other synonyms:

extinguish, burke, fall for, care for, idolise, adore, insulate, wrap. hush, coat, recover. crown, blow out, squelch, stamp out. blanket, quench, love, long, beat out. tackle. top. cover. compose
hold in.
keep back.
hush up
burke, sit on.
mare's nest.
Other relevant words:
beat out, keep back, stifle, adore, hush, crown, wrap, asphyxiate, burke, bottle up, repress, hold back, surround, muddle, clutter, idolise, cover, conceal, stamp out, quench, extinguish, squelch, muffle, love, blanket, welter, put out, coat, top, jumble, tackle, recover, sit on, insulate.

Usage examples for smother

  1. Instead of denying the constitutional power, they virtually admit its existence, by striving to smother it under an implication. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Suddenly voices struck through the smother all about them. – The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise by Margaret Burnham
  3. And every night I think of burning it in the flame of the lamp, to be done with it for ever; but every night I heave a sigh and smother it again in my pearls and diamonds. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore