Synonyms for (verb) excavate

Synonyms: dig, excavate, hollow

Definition: remove the inner part or the core of

Usage: the mining company wants to excavate the hillside

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: excavate

Definition: form by hollowing

Usage: Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team; excavate a cavity

Similar words: core out, hollow, hollow out

Definition: remove the interior of

Usage: hollow out a tree trunk


Synonyms: dig up, turn up, excavate

Definition: find by digging in the ground

Usage: I dug up an old box in the garden

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?


Synonyms: unearth, excavate

Definition: recover through digging

Usage: Schliemann excavated Troy; excavate gold

Similar words: reveal, uncover, bring out, unveil

Definition: make visible

Usage: Summer brings out bright clothes; He brings out the best in her