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Synonyms for fan

Synonyms for (noun) fan

Synonyms: fan Definition: a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

Similar words: device Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: fan, buff, devotee, lover Definition: an ardent follower and admirer

Similar words: follower Definition: a person who accepts the leadership of another

Synonyms: sports fan, rooter, fan Definition: an enthusiastic devotee of sports

Similar words: partisan, partizan, enthusiast Definition: an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

Synonyms for (verb) fan

Synonyms: fan Definition: make (an emotion) fiercer Usage: fan hatred

Similar words: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions

Synonyms: fan Definition: strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)

Similar words: strike out Definition: put out or be put out by a strikeout Usage: Oral struck out three batters to close the inning

Synonyms: fan, winnow Definition: separate the chaff from by using air currents Usage: She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

Similar words: sieve, sift, strain Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements Usage: sift the flour

Synonyms: fan Definition: agitate the air

Similar words: shake, agitate Definition: move or cause to move back and forth Usage: The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking