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Definitions and Synonyms of perturb | Another word for perturb | What is perturb?

Definition 1: throw into great confusion or disorder - [verb of change]

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

  • Fundamentalists threaten to perturb the social order

Synonyms for perturb in the sense of this definition

(perturb is a kind of ...) bring disorder to

Definition 2: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed - [verb of emotion]

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

  • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Synonyms for perturb in the sense of this definition

(perturb is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of perturb ) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

Definition 3: cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull - [verb of motion]

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

  • The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet

(perturb is a kind of ...) cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

(perturb has a similar meaning as ...) disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom

"The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion"

Definition 4: disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom - [verb of motion]

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

  • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

(perturb is a kind of ...) cause to turn away from a previous or expected course

"The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

(perturb has a similar meaning as ...) cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull

"The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"

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