584 Verbs That Start With P

Word Definitions Synonyms
pace walk with slow or fast paces -
pace go at a pace -
pace measure (distances) by pacing step
pace regulate or set the pace of -
pacify cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of gentle, mollify, conciliate, appease, assuage, placate, gruntle, lenify
pacify fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location) -
pack arrange in a container -
pack fill to capacity -
pack compress into a wad bundle, wad, compact
pack carry, as on one's back -
pack set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome -
pack have with oneself; have on one's person carry, take
pack press tightly together or cram jam, mob, pile, throng
pack hike with a backpack backpack
pack press down tightly tamp, tamp down
pack seal with packing -
pack have the property of being packable or of compacting easily compact
pack load with a pack load down
pack treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood -
package put into a box box
pad add details to embellish, blow up, dramatise, dramatize, embroider, aggrandise, aggrandize, lard
pad walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud plod, slog, footslog, tramp, trudge
pad line or stuff with soft material fill out
pad add padding to bolster
paddle propel with a paddle -
paddle play in or as if in water, as of small children dabble, splash around
paddle swim like a dog in shallow water -
paddle walk unsteadily, with short steps dodder, waddle, coggle, toddle, totter
paddle give a spanking to; subject to a spanking spank, larrup
paddle stir with a paddle -
padlock fasten with a padlock -
paganise make pagan in character paganize
paganize make pagan in character paganise
page contact, as with a pager or by calling somebody's name over a P.A. system -
page work as a page -
page number the pages of a book or manuscript foliate, paginate
paginate number the pages of a book or manuscript page, foliate
pain cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed trouble, ail
pain cause emotional anguish or make miserable hurt, anguish
paint make a painting -
paint apply paint to; coat with paint -
paint make a painting of -
paint apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil -
pair form a pair or pairs pair off, partner off, couple
pair bring two objects, ideas, or people together match, mate, couple, twin
pair occur in pairs geminate
pair arrange in pairs geminate
pair engage in sexual intercourse mate, couple, copulate
pal become friends; act friendly towards pal up, chum up
palatalise pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate palatalize
palatalize pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate palatalise
palaver speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly maunder, piffle, prate, prattle, gabble, gibber, chatter, clack, blab, blabber, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
palaver influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering inveigle, wheedle, sweet-talk, cajole, coax, blarney
palaver have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds -
pale turn pale, as if in fear blanch, blench
palisade surround with a wall in order to fortify wall, surround, fence, fence in
pall become less interesting or attractive dull
pall cause to lose courage; to be daunted; to be scared away dash, daunt, scare, scare away, scare off, frighten away, frighten off
pall cover with a pall -
pall cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing cloy
pall cause to become flat -
pall lose sparkle or bouquet die, become flat
pall lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to) -
pall lose interest or become bored with something or somebody tire, jade, weary, fatigue
palliate lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of mitigate, extenuate
palliate provide physical relief, as from pain relieve, alleviate, assuage
palm touch, lift, or hold with the hands handle
palpate examine (a body part) by palpation feel
palpebrate wink or blink, especially repeatedly -
palpitate cause to throb or beat rapidly -
palpitate shake with fast, tremulous movements quake, quiver
palpitate beat rapidly flutter
palsy affect with palsy -
palter be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information prevaricate, equivocate, beat around the bush, tergiversate
pamper treat with excessive indulgence indulge, mollycoddle, spoil, cocker, coddle, cosset, baby, featherbed
pan make a sweeping movement -
pan wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals pan out, pan off
pan express a totally negative opinion of trash, tear apart
pander yield (to); give satisfaction to indulge, gratify
pander arrange for sexual partners for others procure, pimp
panel decorate with panels -
panel select from a list impanel, empanel
panhandle beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money -
panic be overcome by a sudden fear -
panic cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic -
pant breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted heave, puff, gasp
pant utter while panting, as if out of breath -
pantomime act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only mime
paper cover with paper -
paper cover with wallpaper wallpaper
par make a score (on a hole) equal to par -
parachute jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute jump, chute
parade walk ostentatiously march, exhibit
parade march in a procession in a public place promenade, troop
paragraph divide into paragraphs, as of text -
paragraph write about in a paragraph -
paragraph write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher -
parallel be parallel to -
parallel make or place parallel to something collimate
parallel duplicate or match duplicate, twin
parallelize place parallel to one another -
paralyse make powerless and unable to function paralyze
paralyse cause to be paralyzed and immobile paralyze
paralyze make powerless and unable to function paralyse
paralyze cause to be paralyzed and immobile paralyse
paraphrase express the same message in different words rephrase, reword
parboil cook (vegetables) briefly blanch
parcel divide into parts -
parcel cover with strips of canvas -
parcel make into a wrapped container -
parch cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat sear
pardon accept an excuse for excuse
pardon grant a pardon to -
pare decrease gradually or bit by bit pare down
pare cut small bits or pare shavings from whittle
pare remove the skin from skin, peel
pare remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size trim
parent look after a child until it is an adult raise, rear, bring up, nurture
parget apply ornamental plaster to -
park place temporarily -
park maneuver a vehicle into a parking space -
parlay stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager double up
parley discuss, as between enemies -
parody make a spoof of or make fun of -
parody make a parody of spoof, burlesque
parole release a criminal from detention and place him on parole -
parrot repeat mindlessly -
parry impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball) block, deflect
parry avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) dodge, duck, elude, evade, skirt, circumvent, fudge, hedge, put off, sidestep
parse analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence) -
part go one's own way; move apart separate, split
part discontinue an association or relation; go different ways separate, break, split, break up, split up
part depart for someplace take off, depart, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out
part move or break apart divide, separate
part force, take, or pull apart divide, separate, disunite
partake have some of the qualities or attributes of something -
partake have, give, or receive a share of partake in, share
partake consume touch
participate share in something take part
participate become a participant; be involved in enter
particularise be specific about specify, specialise, specialize, particularize
particularize be specific about specify, specialise, specialize, particularise
partition divide into parts, pieces, or sections partition off
partition separate or apportion into sections zone
partner provide with a partner -
partner act as a partner -
party have or participate in a party -
pass go across or through -
pass move past pass by, go by, go past, surpass, travel by
pass make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation legislate
pass for time to move forward glide by, go along, go by, elapse, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse
pass place into the hands or custody of give, reach, hand, pass on, turn over
pass stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point go, run, extend, lead
pass travel past overhaul, overtake
pass come to pass occur, pass off, go on, fall out, happen, hap, come about, take place
pass go unchallenged; be approved clear
pass use up a period of time in a specific way spend
pass pass over, across, or through draw, run, guide
pass transmit information pass on, communicate, pass along, put across
pass disappear gradually pass off, fleet, evanesce, blow over, fade
pass go successfully through a test or a selection process make it
pass be superior or better than some standard overstep, go past, top, exceed, transcend
pass accept or judge as acceptable -
pass allow to go without comment or censure -
pass transfer to another; of rights or property -
pass pass into a specified state or condition; sink into sink, lapse
pass throw (a ball) to another player -
pass be inherited by return, fall, devolve
pass cause to pass make pass
pass grant authorization or clearance for clear, authorise, authorize
pass pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life go, pop off, exit, conk, die, choke, decease, drop dead, pass away, perish, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, expire, snuff it, cash in one's chips, croak, buy the farm
pass eliminate from the body eliminate, egest, excrete
paste join or attach with or as if with glue glue
paste hit with the fists -
paste cover the surface of -
pasteurise heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms pasteurize
pasteurize heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms pasteurise
pasture let feed in a field or pasture or meadow graze, crop
pasture feed as in a meadow or pasture range, browse, graze, crop
pat pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin chuck
pat hit lightly dab
patch to join or unite the pieces of piece
patch provide with a patch; also used metaphorically -
patch mend by putting a patch on patch up
patch repair by adding pieces piece
patent obtain a patent for -
patent grant rights to; grant a patent for -
patent make open to sight or notice -
patinate coat with a patina patinise, patinize
patinise coat with a patina patinate, patinize
patinize coat with a patina patinate, patinise
patrol maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol police
patronage support by being a patron of -
patronage be a regular customer or client of support, patronise, patronize, keep going
patronise do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of frequent, patronize, shop, sponsor, shop at, buy at
patronise assume sponsorship of patronize, sponsor
patronise treat condescendingly patronize, condescend
patronise be a regular customer or client of support, patronize, keep going, patronage
patronize assume sponsorship of patronise, sponsor
patronize do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of frequent, patronise, shop, sponsor, shop at, buy at
patronize treat condescendingly patronise, condescend
patronize be a regular customer or client of support, patronise, keep going, patronage
patter rain gently sprinkle, spit, pitter-patter, spatter
patter make light, rapid and repeated sounds pitter-patter
pattern plan or create according to a model or models model
pattern form a pattern -
pauperise reduce to beggary pauperize, beggar
pauperize reduce to beggary pauperise, beggar
pause interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing hesitate
pause cease an action temporarily break, intermit
pave cover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic -
paw scrape with the paws -
paw touch clumsily -
pawn leave as a guarantee in return for money hock, soak
pay give money, usually in exchange for goods or services -
pay convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow give
pay cancel or discharge a debt pay up, ante up
pay bring in bear, yield
pay do or give something to somebody in return pay off, make up, compensate
pay dedicate devote, give
pay be worth it -
pay render -
pay bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action -
pay make a compensation for -
pay discharge or settle -
peach divulge confidential information or secrets sing, spill the beans, babble, babble out, blab, blab out, talk, tattle, let the cat out of the bag
peak to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity top out
peal ring recurrently -
peal sound loudly and sonorously ring
pearl gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean -
peck hit lightly with a picking motion pick, beak
peck eat by pecking at, like a bird pick up
peck kiss lightly smack
peck eat like a bird peck at, pick at
peck bother persistently with trivial complaints nag, hen-peck
peculate appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use malversate, misappropriate, defalcate, embezzle
pedal ride a bicycle wheel, cycle, bicycle, bike
pedal operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument -