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See definition of cleave on Dictionary.com
  • verbdivide, split
  • verbstand by, stick together

synonyms for cleave

  • hew
  • sunder
  • carve
  • chop
  • crack
  • cut
  • dissect
  • dissever
  • disunite
  • divorce
  • hack
  • open
  • part
  • pierce
  • rend
  • rip
  • rive
  • separate
  • sever
  • slice
  • stab
  • whack
  • tear asunder
See also synonyms for: clave / cleft / cloven /
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antonyms for cleave

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  • close
  • combine
  • connect
  • join
  • marry
  • mend
  • sew
  • unite
  • meld
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How to use cleave in a sentence

Some limestone is cleaved from the cliff with a pickaxe and burned in a kiln.
CARBON, IT’S ELEMENTARY, DEAR READER - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYJOHN BARNETTAPRIL 14, 2021NAUTILUS
Walter Isaacson’s The Code Breaker cleaves even more closely to scientific laboratories, following the personalities behind the making of CRISPR.
DECODING THE CRISPR-BABY STORIESKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
More recently, universalism has become a dividing line of its own that cleaves through traditional conceptions of political “left” and “right.”
THE NEW SOUL FOOD OF PARISALEXANDER HURSTDECEMBER 10, 2020EATER
David Nash also intervenes gently in rustic terrain, often working with cleaved or charred wood.
IN THE GALLERIES: WHERE ARTISTS ENGAGE WITH THE EARTHMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Armed with an impossibly large sword and fighting alongside a talented spellcaster, we cleave through the best Wall Market has to offer.
THE FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE SHOULDN'T EXIST — BUT I'M SO GLAD IT DOESMATTHEW GAULTAPRIL 9, 2020TIME
Were the members of them to receive the truth, and jointly to cleave to it, these societies would thereby perish.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
In Covenanting, there should be made engagements to cleave to new correct views of truth and duty.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
His tongue would cleave to his mouth in a woman's presence, let alone his lying to her.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
She would cleave to the good God Lucifer, and she aspired to be the bride of Asmodeus.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
Lift high the sword, cleave down the haughty warrior, And dip thy spear in blood, thou son of Odin!
THE DEATH OF BALDERJOHANNES EWALD
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WORDS RELATED TO CLEAVE

  • attach
  • cement
  • cleave
  • cling like ivy
  • cohere
  • fasten
  • fix
  • freeze to
  • glue
  • hold fast
  • hold on like bulldog
  • paste
  • stay put
  • stick like a barnacle
  • stick like glue
  • unite
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