Antonyms
Etymology

1. wrest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically.

Antonyms

  • give

Etymology

  • wræstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Wrest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Example sentences of the word wrest


1. Verb, base form
From noisy neighbors to a restless bedmate, a whole host of things can wrest you from dreamland.

Quotes containing the word wrest


1. Anger has its place, but it will not serve you here, the way of the warrior is the way of knowing. Of that knowledge requires you to use anger, then you use anger, but you cannot wrest forth knowledge by losing your temper.
- Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

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