reinstate

  1. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

    Synonyms : reestablish, restore
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  2. restore to the previous state or rank

    Type Of : reconstruct, restore

relish

  1. derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

    Synonyms : bask, enjoy, savor, savour
    Examples :
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  2. the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

    Synonyms : flavor, flavour, nip, sapidity, savor, savour, smack, tang
    Type Of : gustatory perception, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, gustatory sensation
  3. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

    Synonyms : gusto, zest, zestfulness
    Type Of : enjoyment, enthusiasm
  4. spicy or savory condiment

    Type Of : condiment

recompense

  1. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

    Synonyms : compensation
    Type Of : rectification, correction
  2. make payment to; compensate

    Synonyms : compensate, remunerate
    Type Of : pay
  3. make amends for; pay compensation for

    Synonyms : compensate, indemnify, repair
    Type Of : pay
  4. payment or reward (as for service rendered)

    Type Of : payment

razz

  1. harass with persistent criticism or carping

    Synonyms : bait, cod, rag, rally, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
    Type Of : bemock, mock
    Examples :
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie
  2. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

    Synonyms : bird, boo, bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razzing, snort
    Type Of : vociferation, yell, cry, outcry, shout, call

razing

  1. the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled

    Synonyms : wrecking
    Type Of : demolition, destruction, wipeout
  2. complete destruction of a building

    Synonyms : demolishing, leveling, tearing down
    Type Of : destruction, devastation

rookie

  1. an awkward and inexperienced youth

    Synonyms : cub, greenhorn
    Type Of : beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

rigidify

  1. make rigid and set into a conventional pattern

    Synonyms : ossify, petrify
    Type Of : stiffen
    Examples :
    • rigidify the training schedule
  2. become rigid

    Type Of : stiffen

ravel

  1. French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)

    Synonyms : maurice ravel
  2. disentangle

    Synonyms : ravel out, unravel
    Type Of : straighten out, disentangle, unsnarl
    Examples :
    • can you unravel the mystery?
  3. a row of unravelled stitches

    Synonyms : ladder, run
    Type Of : damage, harm, impairment
  4. tangle or complicate

    Synonyms : knot, tangle
    Antonyms : unravel
    Type Of : interlace, intertwine, lace, entwine, twine, enlace
    Examples :
    • a ravelled story

regress

  1. go back to a previous state

    Synonyms : retrovert, return, revert, turn back
    Type Of : reverse, turn, change by reversal
  2. returning to a former state

    Synonyms : regression, retrogression, retroversion, reversion
    Type Of : reversal
  3. get worse or fall back to a previous condition

    Synonyms : retrograde, retrogress
    Antonyms : progress
    Type Of : decline, worsen
  4. the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence

    Synonyms : reasoning backward
    Type Of : abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
  5. go back to bad behavior

    Synonyms : fall back, lapse, recidivate, relapse, retrogress
    Type Of : revert, retrovert, return, turn back
  6. go back to a statistical means

    Type Of : change

river

  1. a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

    Type Of : stream, watercourse
    Examples :
    • the river was navigable for 50 miles