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Synonyms for pick up

Synonyms for (verb) pick up

Synonyms: pick up, percolate, perk, perk up, gain vigor Definition: gain or regain energy Usage: I picked up after a nap

Similar words: convalesce, recover, recuperate Definition: get over an illness or shock Usage: The patient is recuperating

Synonyms: pick up, turn around Definition: improve significantly; go from bad to good Usage: Her performance in school picked up

Similar words: meliorate, better, ameliorate, improve Definition: get better Usage: The weather improved toward evening

Synonyms: pick up Definition: lift out or reflect from a background Usage: The scarf picks up the color of the skirt; His eyes picked up his smile

Similar words: set off, bring out Definition: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast Usage: This dress accentuates your nice figure!; I set off these words by brackets

Synonyms: peck, pick up Definition: eat by pecking at, like a bird

Similar words: eat Definition: take in solid food Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Synonyms: pick up Definition: take up by hand Usage: He picked up the book and started to read

Similar words: touch Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband

Synonyms: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail Definition: take into custody Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch Definition: take hold of; grab Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Synonyms: intoxicate, elate, pick up, lift up, uplift Definition: fill with high spirits; fill with optimism Usage: Music can uplift your spirits

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country

Synonyms: pick up Definition: give a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift Usage: We picked up a hitchhiker on the highway

Similar words: transport Definition: move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

Synonyms: lift up, pick up, gather up Definition: take and lift upward

Similar words: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Synonyms: receive, pick up Definition: register (perceptual input) Usage: pick up a signal

Similar words: comprehend, perceive Definition: to become aware of through the senses Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

Synonyms: pick up, catch Definition: perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily Usage: I caught the aroma of coffee; He caught the allusion in her glance; ears open to catch every sound; The dog picked up the scent; Catch a glimpse

Similar words: comprehend, perceive Definition: to become aware of through the senses Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

Synonyms: pick up Definition: buy casually or spontaneously Usage: I picked up some food for a snack

Similar words: purchase, buy Definition: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction Usage: The family purchased a new car; The conglomerate acquired a new company; She buys for the big department store

Synonyms: collect, call for, pick up, gather up Definition: gather or collect Usage: You can get the results on Monday; She picked up the children at the day care center; They pick up our trash twice a week

Similar words: acquire, get Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work

Synonyms: pick up Definition: get in addition, as an increase Usage: The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home

Similar words: acquire, get Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work

Synonyms: pick up Definition: meet someone for sexual purposes Usage: he always tries to pick up girls in bars

Similar words: meet, get together Definition: get together socially or for a specific purpose