Synonyms of hale


1. Hale, Nathan Hale

usage: a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)

2. Hale, George Ellery Hale

usage: United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)

3. Hale, Edward Everett Hale

usage: prolific United States writer (1822-1909)


1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"

2. haul, hale, cart, drag, pull, draw, force

usage: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"


1. hale, whole, healthy (vs. unhealthy)

usage: exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; "hale and hearty"; "whole in mind and body"; "a whole person again"

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