Synonyms of 'feed'
to supply or prepare food forFeeding a hungry family is expensive.
to eat foodThe cows stopped feeding.
to eat foodWhen a baby is thirsty, it feeds more often.
to provide what is needed for the continued existence, operation, or growth ofblood vessels that feed blood to the brain
He fed information to a rival company.
Neither side would disclose details of the transaction.
He gave no details of his plans.
The facts tell a very different story.
She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
The result will be communicated to parents.
the ability to impart knowledge and command respect
He was charged with divulging state secrets.
to provide what is needed for the continued existence, operation, or growth ofWealth is feeding our obsession with house prices.
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
We need a big win to boost our confidence.
The economic boom was fuelled by easy credit.
Such antagonism, he has asserted, strengthened his resolve.
They are keen to foster trading links with the West.
a number of measures intended to bolster morale
The volunteers were fortified by their patriotic belief.
She was searching for a way to augment her income.
food, esp. that given to animals or babiesa crop grown for animal feed
a meal(informal) She's had a good feed.
It's rare that I have a meal with my children.
They put on a spread of sandwiches for us.
dinner, , , ,
Would you like to stay and have dinner?
feast, , ,
Lunch was a feast of meat, vegetables, cheese, and wine.
We went for a nosh at our local Indian restaurant.
He proclaimed it a splendid repast.
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in the sense of augment
to make or become greater in number or strengthShe was searching for a way to augment her income.
in the sense of bolster
to support or strengthena number of measures intended to bolster morale
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