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subside

verb

1 subside

Wear off or die down:
— The pain subsided.

synonym: lessen.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more



2 subside

Sink to a lower level or form a depression.

Dutch: bezinken, verlagen, zakken

3 subside

Sink down or precipitate:
— The mud subsides when the waters become calm.

synonym: settle.

Dutch: inklinken

4 subside

Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place:
— She subsided into the chair.

synonym: sink.


Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, advance, ascend, back, back up, bate, be eaten away, budge, calm, calm down, cave, cave in, cease, change, change place, circle, climb, consume, consume away ... show more.

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