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  1. Newbie
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    a doubt

    My friend told me that the antonym of hoisting the flag is dehoisting.

    But when I went through online dictionary, I saw that the correct antonym is "lowering" the flag.

    Which is correct?

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    Re: a doubt

    Lowering.

    Welcome to the board, b.

    Please note that a more helpful thread title would have been antonym of hoisting, rather than a doubt.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: a doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by b58165048 View Post
    My friend told me that the antonym of hoisting the flag is dehoisting.

    But when I went through online dictionary, I saw that the correct antonym is "lowering" the flag.

    Which is correct?
    But please don't get the idea that every word has one and only one "correct" antonym. Some words have none, and some have several.

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