Pronunciation of Back
/bˈak/, /bˈak/, /b_ˈa_k/

Antonyms for back:

veer, oppose, front, advance, current, forwards.

Synonyms for back:

Sense 1

finalist, rookie, ladder, jam, waistline, walkway, mix, dust cover, backtrack, navel, sleeve, rebound, abdomen, peewee, High Chair, torso, apex, insolvent, blast away, chaise lounge, after, throat, bang out, neck, knob, jacket, stand for, goalkeeper, musicianship, campus, halfback, alley, verso, music director, nozzle, epigraph, tootle, music stand, stool, gig, frontispiece, baton, quadrangle, foreword, enforcer, flank, whistle, strike, pew, backpedal, cross-reference, root for, scorer, out, thumb index, orchestrate, flyleaf, edging, down, outward-bound, thorax, evenly, blurb, index, sweeper, peel off, attest, midfielder, atmospherics, semifinalist, nape, seating, gazetteer, lip synch, offprint, swerve, commode, three-piece suite, leaf, howdah, imprint, side-on, outgoing, sedan chair, outward, midfield, winger, strike up, blast, beat out, thump out, forth, draw away, hip, encourage, outwards, purlieus, ottoman, nether regions, fingering, stump, artwork, chest, spot, girth, center forward, free agent, fielder, settee, modulate, rim, penumbra, otherwise, first-string, veranda, gamble away, illustration, pound out, outfielder, preface, interpret, postern, mvp, onward, over, waist, raffle, fan out, overleaf, rap, fiddle, plonk, courtyard, vengeful, davenport, errant, blind alley, up, lap, goalie, chaise, prologue, dream team, instrumentation, sportsman, throb, recommend, sportswoman, unfinished, knee, stick together, upholstery, defenseman, debt-ridden, second-string, hum, double back, bankroll, sideward, vignette, stand back, title page, mime, loin, easy chair, musical director, strum, belly button, vocabulary, play, drum, retaliatory, sympathize, transpose, chaise longue, first base, arrange, wall, ballplayer, stoep, dust jacket, Busk, seat pitch, synthesize, deflect, swivel chair, armrest, sub, transcribe, yard, hitter, away, midriff, bookplate, jv, hacker, goaltender, outside, plug for, tune, lesson, middle, pick, driveway, sofa, epilogue, crosstrainer, bevel, right-winger, orifice, backyard, draw back, clap out, wing chair, frontward, afterword, patio, alleyway, recto, pork, periphery, body, declare for, junior varsity, armchair, saw, go in for, rocker, promote, addendum, dedication, belly, compose, tray table, all-American, disperse, forecourt, tailback, loveseat, red ink, outbound, ricochet, speak up for, toot, backfield, debtor, tune up, defensive, somehow, league standings, gamble, chesterfield, someway, stick up for, remaster, associate with, fullback, front matter, surface area, introduction, umbilicus, rocking chair, stick by, defender.

Sense 3

figure, other, junior, stand up, chair, content, secluded, accompany, book, server, advocate, field, terrace, manor, supplement, stand aside, stick, sharp, record, player, isolated, fringe, blue, pulse, acknowledgment, defense, international, shaft, conduct, toss, extremity, rally, quad, wild card, shape, seed, removed, deck, reel, profile.

Sense 4

handle, string, extract, corner, edge, professional, margin, shrink, swing, loop, court, wander, ally, testify, bump, solitary.

Sense 5

lonesome, square, lonely, estate, grip, reserve, remote, retreat, still, obscure, foot, wing, club, together, cut, score.

Sense 6

land, arm, justify, surface, just, extension, transfer, sponsor, flip.

Sense 7


Sense 8

change, settle.

Sense 9

part, put on, turn.

Sense 10

come up, side, place.

Sense 11


Sense 20









stick up for, speak up for.

fall back

fall back.

in time





recede, Retrocede.


back up, stick by.

Other synonyms and related words:

hold, promote, subsidize, postern, endorse, encourage, back off, backward, away, back away, patronize, advocate, back up, second, reverse, after, rearward, sponsor, bear, bet on, stand for, dorsum.

end (adjective)

hind, tail, rearward, aft, rearmost, posterior, following, behind, rear, after, hindmost, backward.

rear (adjective)

backside, stern.

backwards (adverb)


Sense 2 (noun)

retreat, settle, reverse.

Sense 3 (noun)

away, down, around, outside, up, Against, about.

Sense 4 (noun)

beat out, accompany, baton, strengthen, bang out, arrange, blast away, blast, atmospherics.

Sense 5 (noun)

backpedal, retrogress, fall back, forward, addendum, Retrocede, book, artwork, retrograde, appendix, blurb, afterword, backtrack.

Sense 6 (noun)

subsidize, align, promote, agree with, capitalize, ally, speak up for, sympathize, bankroll.

Sense 7 (noun)

advocate, stand by, recommend.

Sense 8 (noun)

verify, testify, validate, before, attest, justify, authenticate, ago.

Sense 9 (noun)

club, backfield, center, all-American, boy, ballplayer, center forward, conference, blue.

Sense 10 (noun)

close, campus, cloister, backyard, alleyway, blind alley, arcade, alley.

Sense 11 (noun)

edge, confines, corner, brim, base, bump, bevel, apex.

Sense 12 (noun)

chaise lounge, chaise longue, chesterfield, chair, armchair, chaise, armrest, arm.

Sense 13 (noun)

part, pull away, draw back, scatter, shrink, stand aside, back away.

Sense 15 (noun)

together, someway, still, otherwise, just, somehow, onward, evenly.

Sense 16 (noun)

retaliatory, vengeful.

Sense 17 (noun)

debt-ridden, liable, red ink, indebted, debtor, insolvent, delinquent, bailiff.

Sense 18 (noun)

gamble, put on, toss, bet, place.

artifact (noun)


back (noun)

end, hindmost, bottom, posterior, rear, tail, aftermost.

back away (noun)

fall back, retreat, draw back, recede.

back down (noun)

backtrack, retreat.

back up (noun)

other, reinforce, validate, rear, hindmost, hind, behind, confirm, backwards, bear out, posterior, aid, bolster, substantiate, second, assist, reverse, support, corroborate, end, tail, endorse.

body (noun)


end part (noun)

extremity, hindquarters, backside, reverse, stern, tail end, back end.

location (noun)


opposite (noun)


rear (noun)

derriere, fanny, caboose, hind, rump, seat, behind.

support (noun)


assist (verb)

avail, support, help, serve, abet, sustain, foster, assist, succor, aid, favor, uphold, benefit.

guarantee (verb)

swear for.

intensify (verb)


put in reverse direction (verb)

fall back, retreat, backtrack, recede.

social (verb)

indorse, support, plunk for, endorse, plump for.

succeeding (verb)


support (verb)

encourage, prop, bankroll, endorse, favor, assist, stake, ally, buttress, sponsor, subsidize, stick by, second, stick up for, uphold, sustain, bolster, abet, underpin, advocate, hinge.

Usage examples for back:

  • That was his house, back there. - "The Comings of Cousin Ann", Emma Speed Sampson.
  • Come back to me- come back! - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  • No, she did not look back. - "The Wife and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.

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