Synonyms for (verb) up

Synonyms: up

Definition: raise

Usage: up the ante

Similar words: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms for (adjective) up

Synonyms: astir, up

Definition: out of bed

Usage: are they astir yet?; up by seven each morning

Similar words: awake

Definition: not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

Usage: lay awake thinking about his new job; still not fully awake


Synonyms: up

Definition: used up

Usage: time is up

Similar words: finished

Definition: ended or brought to an end

Usage: are you finished?; gave me the finished manuscript


Synonyms: up

Definition: (used of computers) operating properly

Usage: how soon will the computers be up?

Similar words: functioning

Definition: performing or able to perform its regular function

Usage: a functioning flashlight


Synonyms: up

Definition: open

Usage: the windows are up

Similar words: raised

Definition: located or moved above the surround or above the normal position

Usage: a raised design; raised eyebrows


Synonyms: up

Definition: (usually followed by `on' or `for') in readiness

Usage: he was up on his homework; had to be up for the game

Similar words: prepared

Definition: made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

Usage: a prepared statement; be prepared for emergencies


Synonyms: up, upward

Definition: extending or moving toward a higher place

Usage: the up staircase; a general upward movement of fish

Similar words: ascending

Definition: moving or going or growing upward

Usage: the ascending plane; the ascending staircase; the ascending stems of chickweed


Synonyms: up, improving

Definition: getting higher or more vigorous

Usage: its an up market; an improving economy

Similar words: rising

Definition: advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status

Usage: a rising trend; a rising market


Synonyms: up

Definition: being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

Usage: the anchor is up; the sun is up; he lay face up; he is up by a pawn; the market is up; the corn is up

Similar words: in the lead, leading, ahead

Definition: having the leading position or higher score in a contest

Usage: he is ahead by a pawn; the leading team in the pennant race


Similar words: aweigh

Definition: (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom

Usage: anchors aweigh


Similar words: dormie, dormy

Definition: in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played

Usage: he was dormie three and still lost the match


Similar words: heavenward, skyward

Definition: directed toward heaven or the sky

Usage: the soul in its heavenward flight


Similar words: risen

Definition: (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon

Usage: the risen sun


Similar words: sprouted

Definition: (of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the ground

Usage: the corn is sprouted


Similar words: upbound

Definition: heading in any direction that is conventionally up

Usage: upbound shipping lanes


Similar words: upfield

Definition: away from the defending teams' end of the playing field


Similar words: upward

Definition: directed up

Usage: the cards were face upward; an upward stroke of the pen