Synonyms of fade
1 become pale • All colour fades, especially under the impact of direct sunlight.
bleach • These products don't bleach the hair.
2 make pale • Even a soft light fades the carpets in a room.
dim • The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
bleach • The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.
blanch • She felt herself blanch at the unpleasant memories.
discolour • A tooth which has been hit hard may discolour.
3 grow dim • The sound of the last bomber's engines faded into the distance.
dim • Dim the overhead lights.
become less loud
4 dwindleDictionary • After that all her worries faded away. usually with away or out
dwindle • The factory's workforce has dwindled.
disappear • The immediate threat has disappeared.
vanish • Dinosaurs vanished from the earth millions of years ago.
fall • Her weight fell to under seven stones.
fail • Here in the hills, the light failed more quickly.
decline • a declining birth rate
flag • His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.
dissolve • His new-found optimism dissolved.
dim • Their economic prospects have dimmed.
disperse • The fog dispersed and I became aware of the sun.
wither • Farmers have watched their crops wither because of the drought.
wilt • Their resolution wilted in the face of such powerful opposition.
wane • His interest in her began to wane.
perish • Civilizations do eventually decline and perish.
ebb • There were occasions when my enthusiasm ebbed.
languish • He continues to languish in prison.
die out • We used to believe that capitalism would soon die out.
droop • Support for him is beginning to droop amongst voters.
shrivel • The plant shrivels and dies.
die away • The sound died away.
waste away • People dying from cancer grow thin and visibly waste away.
vanish into thin air
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blanchIf you blanch, you suddenly become very pale.
• She felt herself blanch at the unpleasant memories.
bleachIf you bleach something, you use a chemical to make it white or pale in colour.
• These products don't bleach the hair.
bleachIf the sun bleaches something, or something bleaches, its colour gets paler until it is almost white.
• The sun will cause the hairs on your face to bleach.
Thesaurus for fade from the Collins English Thesaurus