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Definition 1: think moodily or anxiously about something - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for dwell in the sense of this definition

(dwell is a kind of ...) be concerned with

"I worry about my grades"

Definition 2: come back to - [verb of communication]

Samples where dwell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't dwell on the past
  • She is always harping on the same old things

Synonyms for dwell in the sense of this definition

(dwell is a kind of ...) to say, state, or perform again

"She kept reiterating her request"

Definition 3: be an inhabitant of or reside in - [verb of stative]

Samples where dwell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
  • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
  • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
  • deer are populating the woods

Synonyms for dwell in the sense of this definition

(dwell is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

(... is a kind of dwell ) occupy as a tenant

(... is a kind of dwell ) inhabit a nest, usually after building

"birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

(... is a kind of dwell ) live in or as if in a tent

"Can we go camping again this summer?" "The circus tented near the town" "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"

(... is a kind of dwell ) be a lodger; stay temporarily

"Where are you lodging in Paris?"

(... is a kind of dwell ) share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple

(... is a kind of dwell ) cause to have too great a population

"Some towns in New Jersey are becoming overpopulated"

(... is a kind of dwell ) furnish with people

"The plains are sparsely populated"

(... is a kind of dwell ) make one's home in a particular place or community

"may parents reside in Florida"

(... is a kind of dwell ) live (in a certain place)

"She resides in Princeton" "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

(... is a kind of dwell ) live or be located as a neighbor

"the neighboring house"

(... is a kind of dwell ) live and take one's meals at or in

"she rooms in an old boarding house"

Definition 4: originate (in) - [verb of stative]

Samples where dwell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

Synonyms for dwell in the sense of this definition

(dwell is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

Definition 5: exist or be situated within - [verb of stative]

Samples where dwell or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Strange notions inhabited her mind

Synonyms for dwell in the sense of this definition

(dwell is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

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