Rescue Synonyms and Antonyms

rĕs'kyo͝o

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Synonyms for Rescue

Avoidance of excess expenditure; economy.
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A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance.
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Emancipation is defined as being set free from something.
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To procure (usable substances) from refuse or waste products; recycle.
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The act of rescuing
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Salvage is defined as to save from something.
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Freedom or relief from impediment or perplexity.
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The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.
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The actions of a hero.
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To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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A feat of courage, skill, etc.
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An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
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The way in which someone or something functions:
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An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
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An acquired skill or refinement:
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To preserve is to protect or keep something as it is or in its original state.
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To capture again; retake; get back by capture; reacquire
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To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
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To swing at a pitch so as to give (a base runner) a better chance of advancing.
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To save from danger or evil
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To save from danger or evil
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To give aid or assistance to
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, slang, with of) To leave (not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.
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To bring or transport something to its destination.
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(Rare) To free from intricacies or perplexity
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Reclamation is the process of getting something useful from waste, or getting something back that was previously thought of as waste.
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To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum:
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as:
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To obtain the release of by paying a certain price.
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To release, to free, to give freedom to.
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To make or set loose; loosen, release, undo, etc.
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To let go; to release
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To free from slavery or bondage; emancipate.
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An opinion, judgment, etc. formally or publicly expressed
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(Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
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The securing of equal social and economic rights
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Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
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To free from bondage or slavery; liberate
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To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance:
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To free
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(Law) To get or get back by final judgment in a court
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The act of conveying something.
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The act of rescuing
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(Chem.) To free from combination in a compound
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To free
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Antonyms for Rescue

The act of abandoning property or a right with no intent of reclaiming it or of later giving it away or selling it. See also forfeiture, relinquishment, renunciation, surrender, and waiver.
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To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
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To save from danger or evil
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To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
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To put or keep in prison; jail
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To attract and hold:
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Imminent danger:
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Danger is defined as a possibility that something harmful or unpleasant will happen, or a person or thing that causes harm.
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To put (someone or something) in danger; to risk causing harm to.
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To harm or damage in some way; be bad for
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To damage or impair.
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The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
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Jail is defined as to put someone into a place that they can't get out of.
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To put in peril; endanger
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Words Related to Rescue

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The act of rescuing
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A thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat
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To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare:
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Free means to release or let go.
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Synonym Study

  • Save , in this connection, is a general, comprehensive synonym for any of the preceding terms
  • Ransom specifically implies the payment of what is demanded in order to free one held captive
  • Redeem suggests a freeing from bondage or from the consequences of sin, or a reclaiming, as from pawn or deterioration how can I redeem my good name?
  • Deliver implies a setting free from confinement or from some restricting situation deliver me from those interminable sermons
  • Rescue implies prompt action in freeing someone or something from imminent danger or destruction or in releasing someone from captivity the lifeguard rescued the drowning child
Find another word for rescue. In this page you can discover 77 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rescue, like: saving, salvation, emancipation, reclaim, reclaiming, salvage, disentanglement, disembarrassment, heroism, heroics and retrieve.