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Synonyms of the verb beleaguer

The verb beleaguer has more than one meaning. Please check the definition for more details about its synonyms.

Equivalent words for the verb beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. badger (6 letter word for beleaguer)
    • inflections: badgered, badgering, badgers
    • related terms: badgerlike, badgerer, badgerly
  2. besiege (7 letter word for beleaguer)
    • inflections: besieged, besieging, besieges
    • related terms: rebesiege, besieger
  3. bug (3 letter word, the shortest synonym for beleaguer)
    • inflections: bugged, bugging, bugs
    • related terms: debug, bugdom, Bugless, buglet, Buglike, bugling
  4. pester (6 letter word for beleaguer)
    • inflections: pestered, pestering, pesters
    • related terms: compester, impester, impestation, pesterment, pestersome, pesterer, pesterous
  5. surround (8 letter word for beleaguer)
    • inflections: surrounded, surrounding, surrounds
    • related terms: presurround, resurround, surrounder
  6. tease (5 letter word for beleaguer)
    • inflections: teased, teasing, teases
    • related terms: outtease, teasy, teasable, teaser

Equivalent words for the verb beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. circumvent (10 letter word, the longest synonym for beleaguer)
    • inflections: circumvented, circumventing, circumvents
    • related term: circumviate

Equivalent phrase for the verb beleaguer:

  1. hem in (6 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal synonym for beleaguer)

Hypernyms of the verb beleaguer

More generic words for the verb beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. act (3 letter word)
    • inflections: acted, acting, acts
    • related terms: unact, unactable, unaction, unactive, inact, inaction, inactive, exact, exactment, exactness, exactable, exacter, exactor, exaction, exactive, exactly, transact, transactor, transaction, Transactive, anteact, coact, coactor, coaction, coactive, counteract, counteracter, counteractor, counteractant, counteraction, counteractive, foreact, interact, Interactor, interactant, interaction, interactive, misact, outact, overact, Overactor, overaction, overactive, peract, postact, preact, preaction, preactive, react, reactance, reactor, reactant, reaction, reactive, re-act, retroact, retroaction, retroactive, subact, subaction, underact, underactor, underaction, underactive, ACCY, actify, actine, actless, acture, actable, actor, actious, Actant, action, active
  2. affect (6 letter word)
    • inflections: affected, affecting, affects
    • related terms: disaffect, disaffection, disaffectation, misaffect, misaffection, overaffect, preaffect, preaffection, reaffect, reaffection, Affectee, affectless, affectuous, affectable, affectible, affectate, affecter, affector, affectious, affection, affectation, affective
  3. anguish (7 letter word)
    • inflections: anguished, anguishing, anguishes
    • related terms: anguishful, anguishous, Anguishly
  4. assail (6 letter word)
    • inflections: assailed, assailing, assails
    • related terms: overassail, reassail, assailment, assailable, assailer, assailant
  5. attack (6 letter word)
  6. be (2 letter word, the shortest hypernym for beleaguer)
    • inflections: was, were, been, being, is
  7. bedevil (7 letter word)
    • inflections: bedevilled, bedevilling, bedeviled, bedeviling, bedevils
    • related terms: bedevilling, bedevilment
  8. begin (5 letter word)
    • inflections: began, begun, begining, begins
    • related terms: misbegin, rebegin
  9. bemock (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bemocked, bemocking, bemocks
  10. beset (5 letter word)
    • inflections: beset, besetting, besets
    • related terms: unbeset, prebeset, rebeset, besetment
  11. check (5 letter word)
    • inflections: checked, checking, checks
    • related terms: acheck, uncheck, uncheckable, countercheck, Forecheck, intercheck, overcheck, precheck, recheck, checkage, checkery, checkless, checky, checkable, checker, checkman
  12. chevvy (6 letter word)
  13. chevy (5 letter word)
    • inflections: chevied, chevying, chevies
  14. chivvy (6 letter word)
    • inflections: chivvied, chivvying, chivvies
    • related term: Chivvier
  15. chivy (5 letter word)
    • inflections: chevied, chevies, chevying, chivied, chivvied, chivvies, chivvying, chivying, chivies
  16. commence (8 letter word)
    • inflections: commenced, commencing, commences
    • related terms: recommence, commencer
  17. contain (7 letter word)
    • inflections: contained, containing, contains
    • related terms: precontain, containment, containable, container
  18. contend (7 letter word)
    • inflections: contended, contending, contends
    • related terms: precontend, recontend, contender, contendent
  19. control (7 letter word)
    • inflections: controlled, controlling, controls
    • related terms: decontrol, decontrolling, uncontrol, uncontrolling, overcontrol, overcontrolling, Photocontrol, precontrol, precontrolling, recontrol, recontrolling, subcontrol, subcontrolling, Controlee, controlless, controlling, controlment
  20. crucify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: crucified, crucifying, crucifies
    • related terms: cocrucify, recrucify, crucifier
  21. curb (4 letter word)
    • inflections: curbed, curbing, curbs
    • related terms: uncurb, uncurbable, curbless, curblike, curby, curbable, curber
  22. cure (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cured, curing, cures
    • related terms: discure, discuren, discursion, Miscure, outcure, precure, recure, recursion, curette, curial, cureless, curer, curious
  23. darken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: darkened, darkening, darkens
    • related terms: undarken, overdarken, redarken, darkener
  24. demand (6 letter word)
    • inflections: demanded, demanding, demands
    • related terms: counterdemand, overdemand, predemand, redemand, redemandable, demandable, demander, demandant, demandative
  25. dun (3 letter word)
    • inflections: dunned, dunning, duns
    • related terms: dunal, dunite, dunness, duny
  26. execute (7 letter word)
    • inflections: executed, executing, executes
    • related terms: Unexecute, misexecute, misexecution, Outexecute, preexecute, preexecutor, preexecution, pre-execute, pre-executor, pre-execution, reexecute, reexecution, re-execute, re-execution, executable, executer, executor, executant, execution, executive
  27. fight (5 letter word)
    • inflections: fought, fighting, fights
    • related terms: unfight, unfightable, infight, infighter, outfight, outfighter, Postfight, Prefight, refight, fightable, fighter
  28. forbid (6 letter word)
    • inflections: forbade, forbidden, forbidding, forbids
    • related terms: unforbid, reforbid, forbidal
  29. fragment (8 letter word)
    • inflections: fragmented, fragmenting, fragments
    • related terms: Defragment, Photofragment, refragment, refragable, refragate, fragmental, fragmentist, fragmentate, fragmentise, fragmentize, fragmentisation, fragmentization, fragmentation
  30. get (3 letter word)
    • inflections: got, gotten, getting, gets
    • related terms: aget, unget, ungetable, overget, reget, subget, Underget, upget, getling, getable
  31. harass (6 letter word)
    • inflections: harassed, harassing, harasses
    • related terms: overharass, overharassment, harassment, harassable, harasser
  32. harry (5 letter word)
    • inflections: harried, harrying, harries
    • related terms: harrier, harriman
  33. hassle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: hassled, hassling, hassles
  34. hold (4 letter word)
    • inflections: held, holding, holds
    • related terms: ahold, unhold, Unholdable, inhold, inholder, a-hold, forehold, outhold, overhold, underhold, uphold, upholden, Upholdable, upholder, withhold, withholdal, withholden, withholdment, withholdable, withholder, holden, holdable, holder, holdman
  35. hurt (4 letter word)
    • inflections: hurt, hurting, hurts
    • related terms: unhurt, unhurtful, Unhurtable, hurtful, hurtless, hurtling, hurtsome, hurty, hurtable, hurter
  36. injure (6 letter word)
    • inflections: injured, injuring, injures
    • related terms: preinjure, preinjury, preinjurious, reinjure, reinjury, injury, injurable, injurer, injurious
  37. knock (5 letter word)
    • inflections: knocked, knocking, knocks
    • related terms: reknock, knockless, knocker
  38. mock (4 letter word)
    • inflections: mocked, mocking, mocks
    • related terms: malmock, remock, mockage, mockery, mockful, mockish, mockable, mocker
  39. moderate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: moderated, moderating, moderates
    • related terms: unmoderate, commoderate, immoderate, immoderation, Retromoderate, Moderance, moderant, moderation
  40. molest (6 letter word)
    • inflections: molested, molesting, molests
    • related terms: unmolest, molestful, Molestable, molester, molestious, molestation
  41. move (4 letter word)
    • inflections: moved, moving, moves
    • related terms: amove, amovable, demove, commove, Comove, countermove, counter-move, emove, mismove, outmove, Postmove, premove, premover, remove, removal, removable, remover, upmove, Moval, moveless, movement, moveable, mover
  42. pain (4 letter word)
    • inflections: pained, paining, pains
    • related terms: copain, underpain, painful, pain-free, Painite, painless, Painlike, painty
  43. plague (6 letter word)
    • inflections: plagued, plaguing, plagues
    • related terms: plaguy, plaguer
  44. play (4 letter word)
    • inflections: played, playing, plays
    • related terms: AutoPlay, counterplay, display, foreplay, interplay, misplay, outplay, overplay, photoplay, replay, teleplay, underplay, Playette, playless, playlet, playlike, playsome, playman, playwoman, playward
  45. preclude (8 letter word)
    • inflections: precluded, precluding, precludes
    • related term: precludable
  46. prevent (7 letter word)
    • inflections: prevented, preventing, prevents
    • related terms: preventure, preventable, preventible, preventer, prevention, preventive, preventative
  47. provoke (7 letter word)
    • inflections: provoked, provoking, provokes
    • related terms: unprovoke, unprovokable, misprovoke, overprovoke, preprovoke, reprovoke, provokee, provokable, provoker
  48. rag (3 letter word)
    • inflections: ragged, ragging, rags
    • related terms: ragee, ragery, raglet, Raglike, rager, rageous, ragman
  49. spiel (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spieled, spieling, spiels
    • related term: spieler
  50. start (5 letter word)
    • inflections: started, starting, starts
    • related terms: astart, Unstart, a-start, Autostart, Costart, Forestart, misstart, outstart, outstartling, outstarter, Prestart, restart, restartable, re-start, upstart, upstartism, upstartness, startful, startish, startling, starty, Startable, starter, startor, startly
  51. struggle (8 letter word)
    • inflections: struggled, struggling, struggles
    • related terms: counterstruggle, prestruggle, upstruggle, struggler
  52. torment (7 letter word)
    • inflections: tormented, tormenting, torments
    • related terms: cotorment, tormentful, tormentable, tormenter, tormentor, tormentous, tormentation, tormentive, tormentative
  53. wound (5 letter word)
    • inflections: wounded, wounding, wounds
    • related terms: unwound, unwoundable, inwound, ewound, interwound, overwound, prewound, rewound, underwound, upwound, wound-free, woundless, Woundlike, woundy, woundable, wounder, woundly

More generic words for the verb beleaguer, that have the same number of characters:

  1. criticise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: criticised, criticising, criticises
    • related terms: critical, criticism, criticist, criticship, criticize, Criticization
  2. criticize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: criticized, criticizing, criticizes
    • related terms: overcriticize, overcritical, overcriticism, precriticize, precritical, precriticism, recriticize, critical, criticism, criticist, criticship, criticise, Criticization
  3. displease (9 letter word)
    • inflections: displeased, displeasing, displeases
    • related terms: displeasure, displeasance, displeaser, displeasant
  4. foreclose (9 letter word)
    • inflections: foreclosed, foreclosing, forecloses
    • related terms: foreclosure, foreclosable
  5. forestall (9 letter word)
    • inflections: forestalled, forestalling, forestalls
    • related terms: forestalling, forestalment
  6. frustrate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: frustrated, frustrating, frustrates
    • related terms: refrustrate, frustrater, frustration, frustrative

More generic words for the verb beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. fragmentise (11 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for beleaguer)
    • related terms: fragmental, fragmentist, fragmentate, fragmentize, fragmentisation, fragmentization, fragmentation
  2. fragmentize (11 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for beleaguer)
    • inflections: fragmentized, fragmentizing, fragmentizes
    • related terms: fragmental, fragmentist, fragmentate, fragmentise, fragmentisation, fragmentization, fragmentation

More generic phrases for the verb beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. break up (8 character phrase)
  2. get down (8 character phrase)
  3. hold in (7 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hypernyms for beleaguer)
  4. set out (7 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hypernyms for beleaguer)

More generic phrases for the verb beleaguer, that have the same number of characters:

  1. set about (9 character phrase)
  2. start out (9 character phrase)

More generic phrases for the verb beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. pick apart (10 character phrase)
  2. put to death (12 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for beleaguer)

Hyponyms of the verb beleaguer

More specific words for the verb beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. blockade (8 letter word)
    • inflections: blockaded, blockading, blockades
    • related terms: preblockade, blockader
  2. calk (4 letter word)
    • inflections: calked, calking, calks
    • related terms: uncalk, recalk, calkage, calker
  3. caulk (5 letter word)
    • inflections: caulked, caulking, caulks
    • related terms: Recaulk, Caulklike, caulker
  4. check (5 letter word)
    • inflections: checked, checking, checks
    • related terms: acheck, uncheck, uncheckable, countercheck, Forecheck, intercheck, overcheck, precheck, recheck, checkage, checkery, checkless, checky, checkable, checker, checkman
  5. close (5 letter word)
    • inflections: closed, closing, closes
    • related terms: unclose, unclosable, inclose, inclosure, incloser, disclose, disclosure, disclosable, discloser, disclosive, Eclose, foreclose, foreclosure, foreclosable, interclose, overclose, perclose, preclose, preclosure, reclose, Reclosure, reclosable, upclose, upcloser, closen, closeness, closure, closeable, closer, closely
  6. ebb (3 letter word, the shortest hyponym for beleaguer)
    • inflections: ebbed, ebbing, ebbs
    • related term: ebbman
  7. hang (4 letter word)
    • inflections: hung, hanging, hangs, hanged
    • related terms: anhang, unhang, overhang, rehang, underhang, underhangman, uphang, hangee, hangment, hangable, hanger, hangman, hangmanship, hangwoman
  8. pack (4 letter word)
    • inflections: packed, packing, packs
    • related terms: unpack, unpacker, impack, impackment, overpack, Overpackage, prepack, prepackage, repack, repackage, repacker, retropack, package, packery, packless, Packlike, packness, packware, packable, packer, packman, packmanship, packly
  9. reseal (6 letter word)
    • inflections: resealed, resealing, reseals
    • related term: resealable

More specific words for the verb beleaguer, that have the same number of characters:

  1. stonewall (9 letter word)
    • inflections: stonewalled, stonewalling, stonewalls
    • related terms: stonewalling, stonewally

More specific words for the verb beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. bottleneck (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for beleaguer)
    • inflections: bottlenecked, bottlenecking, bottlenecks
  2. filibuster (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for beleaguer)
    • inflections: filibustered, filibustering, filibusters
  3. waterproof (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for beleaguer)
    • inflections: waterproofed, waterproofing, waterproofs
    • related terms: waterproofness, waterproofer

More specific phrases for the verb beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. seal off (8 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hyponyms for beleaguer)
  2. shut off (8 characters phrase, one of the shortest phrasal hyponyms for beleaguer)

More specific phrases for the verb beleaguer, that have the same number of characters:

  1. block off (9 character phrase)
  2. close off (9 character phrase)

Related words for the term beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. annoy (5 letter word)
    • inflections: annoyed, annoying, annoys
    • related terms: reannoy, reannoyance, annoyment, Annoyware, annoyance, annoyous
  2. bound (5 letter word)
    • inflections: bounded, bounding, bounds
    • related terms: abound, Aboundance, abounder, unbound, unboundless, unboundable, inbound, disbound, misbound, outbound, overbound, prebound, rebound, reboundable, rebounder, reboundant, underbound, upbound, bounden, boundless, boundness, boundure, boundable, bounder, boundly
  3. cage (4 letter word)
    • inflections: caged, caging, cages
    • related terms: uncage, incage, discage, Photocage, recage, cageful, cageless, cagelike, cageling, cagey, cager, cageman
  4. chamber (7 letter word)
    • inflections: chambered, chambering, chambers
    • related terms: Unchamber, inchamber, antechamber, forechamber, outchamber, rechamber, underchamber, upchamber, chamberlet, Chamberlike, Chambery, chamberer, chamberwoman
  5. compass (7 letter word)
    • inflections: compassed, compassing, compasses
    • related terms: uncompass, uncompassable, a-compass, outcompass, precompass, recompass, compassless, compassment, compassable, compasser, compassive
  6. coop (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cooped, cooping, coops
    • related terms: uncoop, Incoop, coopee, coopery, cooption, cooptive
  7. cordon (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cordoned, cordoning, cordons
  8. corral (6 letter word)
    • inflections: corralled, corralling, corrals
    • related term: corralling
  9. encircle (8 letter word)
    • inflections: encircled, encircling, encircles
    • related term: encircler
  10. enclose (7 letter word)
    • inflections: enclosed, enclosing, encloses
    • related terms: disenclose, preenclose, preenclosure, pre-enclose, pre-enclosure, reenclose, re-enclose, re-enclosure, enclosure, enclosable, encloser
  11. enshrine (8 letter word)
    • inflections: enshrined, enshrining, enshrines
    • related terms: re-enshrine, Enshrinee
  12. envelop (7 letter word)
    • inflections: enveloped, enveloping, envelops
    • related terms: disenvelop, preenvelop, preenvelopment, pre-envelop, pre-envelopment, envelopment
  13. gnaw (4 letter word)
    • inflections: gnawn, gnawed, gnawing, gnaws
    • related terms: ungnaw, outgnaw, undergnaw, gnawable, gnawer
  14. impound (7 letter word)
    • inflections: impounded, impounding, impounds
    • related terms: impoundage, impoundment, impoundable, impounder
  15. imprison (8 letter word)
    • inflections: imprisoned, imprisoning, imprisons
    • related terms: unimprison, unimprisonable, disimprison, disimprisonment, reimprison, reimprisonment, imprisonment, imprisonable, imprisoner
  16. include (7 letter word)
    • inflections: included, including, includes
    • related terms: coinclude, preinclude, reinclude, includable, includible, includer
  17. invest (6 letter word)
    • inflections: invested, investing, invests
    • related terms: disinvest, disinvestment, Malinvest, overinvest, overinvestment, Overinvestor, preinvest, preinvestment, reinvest, reinvestment, Reinvestor, Underinvest, Investee, investment, investure, investable, investible, investor, investion, investitive
  18. jail (4 letter word)
    • inflections: jailed, jailing, jails
    • related terms: rejail, jailage, jaildom, jailish, jailless, jaillike, Jailable, jailer, jailor, jailward
  19. kennel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: kennelled, kennelling, kenneled, kenneling, kennels
    • related terms: unkennel, unkennelling, Kennellike, kennelling, kennelman, kennelly
  20. leaguer (7 letter word)
    • inflections: leaguered, leaguering, leaguers
    • related terms: unleaguer, inleaguer, leaguerer
  21. mew (3 letter word)
    • inflections: mewed, mewing, mews
    • related terms: unmew, immew, inmew, transmew, intermew, intermewer, meward, mewling, mewer
  22. pen (3 letter word)
    • inflections: penned, penning, pent, pens
    • related terms: unpen, unpenal, impen, Autopen, copen, mispen, repen, repension, underpen, penal, pendom, penful, penial, Penless, penlike, penship, penible, penance, pension, penman, penmanship, penwoman, penwomanship
  23. pocket (6 letter word)
    • inflections: pocketed, pocketing, pockets
    • related terms: unpocket, impocket, repocket, pocketful, pocketless, pocketlike, pockety, pocketable, pocketer
  24. shrine (6 letter word)
    • inflections: shrined, shrining, shrines
    • related terms: unshrine, inshrine, reshrine, shrinal, shrineless, shrinelet, shrinelike, Shriner
  25. siege (5 letter word)
    • inflections: sieged, sieging, sieges
    • related terms: unsiege, countersiege, sieger
  26. stable (6 letter word)
    • inflections: stabled, stabling, stables
    • related terms: astable, unstable, unstably, unstabler, constable, constablery, constabless, instable, contrastable, estable, establish, Outstable, Overstable, photostable, prestable, restable, stablish, stably, stabler
  27. storm (5 letter word)
    • inflections: stormed, storming, storms
    • related terms: outstorm, Poststorm, Prestorm, Substorm, stormful, stormish, stormless, stormlike, stormy, stormable, stormer, stormward, stormwise
  28. wrap (4 letter word)
    • inflections: wrapped, wrapping, wrapt, wraps
    • related terms: unwrap, inwrap, inwrapment, interwrap, overwrap, prewrap, rewrap, underwrap, upwrap
  29. yard (4 letter word)
    • inflections: yarded, yarding, yards
    • related terms: foreyard, outyard, postyard, upyard, yardage, yardful, Yardless, Yardlike, yarder, yardman

Related words for the term beleaguer, that have the same number of characters:

  1. encompass (9 letter word)
    • inflections: encompassed, encompassing, encompasses
    • related terms: encompassment, encompasser

Related words for the term beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. incarcerate (11 letter word)
    • inflections: incarcerated, incarcerating, incarcerates
    • related terms: disincarcerate, disincarceration, Reincarcerate, Incarcerable, incarceration, incarcerative
  2. quarantine (10 letter word)
    • inflections: quarantined, quarantining, quarantines
    • related terms: prequarantine, requarantine, quarantinable, quarantiner

Related phrases for the term beleaguer, that have fewer characters:

  1. box in (6 character phrase)
  2. close in (8 character phrase)
  3. coop in (7 character phrase)
  4. coop up (7 character phrase)
  5. fence in (8 character phrase)
  6. hedge in (8 character phrase)
  7. house in (8 character phrase)
  8. mew up (6 character phrase)
  9. pen in (6 character phrase)
  10. rail in (7 character phrase)
  11. shut in (7 character phrase)
  12. shut up (7 character phrase)
  13. wall in (7 character phrase)
  14. yard up (7 character phrase)

Related phrase for the term beleaguer, that has the same number of characters:

  1. soften up (9 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term beleaguer, that have more characters:

  1. cordon off (10 character phrase)
  2. lay siege to (12 character phrase)

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