What is another word for devour?

1137 synonyms found


[ dɪvˈa͡ʊ͡ə], [ dɪvˈa‍ʊ‍ə], [ d_ɪ_v_ˈaʊə]

"Devour" is a word that typically describes the act of eating something greedily or quickly. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe this action. Some of the most effective alternatives to "devour" include "gobble", "consume", "feast", "swallow", and "ingest". Each of these words offers a slightly different shade of meaning, but all suggest a rapid or enthusiastic consumption of food. Other synonyms for "devour" might include "devote", "dedicate", or "absorb". In these cases, the word suggests a complete and total focus on a particular task or activity, rather than specifically on food.

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How to use "Devour" in context?

When I think of the word "devour," my mind immediately goes to the image of something wolf-like swooping down and tearing into its prey, teeth snapping shut and blood spilling onto the ground. There's something pretty satisfying about mercilessly taking what you want, and that's what we tend to refer to when we use the word "devour."

There's a lot of satisfaction to be had in devouring something. It's a primal instinct, a need to consume and conquer. It's a way of justifying our own existence and asserting dominance over others.

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    • Verb, non-3rd person singular present
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