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1. inhabit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhæbət'] inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of.

Synonyms

  • be
  • reside
  • bivouac
  • cohabit
  • camp out
  • lodge
  • room
  • live
  • occupy
  • neighbor
  • board
  • overpopulate
  • nest
  • dwell
  • shack
  • domiciliate
  • tent
  • people
  • shack up
  • encamp
  • neighbour
  • lodge in
  • populate
  • live together
  • tenant
  • domicile

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • converge
  • be well
  • agree

Etymology

  • enhabiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inhabitare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Inhabit

  • rabbit
  • kabat
  • cabot
  • abbott
  • abbot

Example sentences of the word inhabit


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Review the animals that inhabit that area.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
American bison (Bison bison) inhabit the grasslands and parklands of Canada and the central United States.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Chipmunks inhabit parts of a number of countries, including the United States and Russia.

Quotes containing the word inhabit


1. When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
- John Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous

2. The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit, the world we all inhabit, and the job of the novel is to make the corpse stink.
- Walter Mosley

3. I will not die an unlived life.I will not live in fearof falling or catching fire.I choose to inhabit my days,to allow my living to open me,to make me less afraid,more accessible;to loosen my heartuntil it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.I choose to risk my significance,to live so that which came to me as seedgoes to the next as blossom,and that which came to me as blossom,goes on as fruit.
- Dawna Markova, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion

2. inhabit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhæbət'] be present in.

Synonyms

  • overrun
  • infest
  • invade

Antonyms

  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • enhabiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inhabitare (Latin)

3. inhabit

verb. ['ˌɪnˈhæbət'] exist or be situated within.

Synonyms

  • be
  • dwell

Antonyms

  • dead
  • inanimate
  • inelastic

Etymology

  • enhabiter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inhabitare (Latin)
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