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synonyms for lave

  • bath
  • bathe
  • bubble
  • cleanse
  • dip
  • douse
  • drench
  • float
  • hose
  • imbue
  • immerse
  • lap
  • launder
  • moisten
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • shampoo
  • shine
  • shower
  • slosh
  • soak
  • soap
  • sponge
  • starch
  • swab
  • wet
  • wipe
  • brush up
  • clean up
  • do the dishes
  • do the laundry
  • fresh up
  • freshen up
  • take a bath
  • take a shower
  • tub
  • wash up
See also synonyms for: laving

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What is another word for lave?

The verb lave is a rarely used word meaning to wash or bathe.

Similar words are shower and rinse.

A more specific sense of lave used in the context of bodies of water means to flow against or over, as in The tide laved the beach. Similar words used in the context of the gentle flow of water include lap, plash, and purl. Lap implies a gentle movement, without any splashing. Plash suggests a gentle splash. Purl means to flow with a curling sort of motion, as if over stones.

In the U.K., lave is sometimes used as an adjective to describe ears as large and drooping. In Scotland, lave is used as a noun to mean the remainder or the rest.

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antonyms for lave

MOST RELEVANT
  • dehydrate
  • dirty
  • dry
  • ignore
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How to use lave in a sentence

If that's th' kind iv job a sultan has, I'll lave it f'r anny wan to take that wants it.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
Av this is Warter Pocket Canyon, we may not be able to foind this pass if we lave it.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S BRAVERYBURT L. STANDISH
Whin they come to see if he was dead, he got up, an' says he: 'Lave me at him.'
MR. DOOLEY IN PEACE AND IN WARFINLEY PETER DUNNE
If you do, then I'll lave the chapel on the spot, and maybe you won't see me agin.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
For the love of God, your reverence, would you lave me put my cap under my knees?
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
Lave him poke his nose into the Sacandagy an' dhrown there, bad cess to him!
THE RECKONINGROBERT W. CHAMBERS
But, as a friend, I tell you you'll be wrong to lave this room till you've had a little more talk with Mr Lynch and myself.
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Axin' yer kind lave, shure it's Peggy Ryan as wishes ye ivery blissin', an' has the honour uv givin' ye a partin' bit uv advace.
FOR JOHN'S SAKEANNIE FRANCES PERRAM
No sculptured pile our hands shall rear;Thy simple sod the stream shall lave.
TALES FROM "BLACKWOOD"VARIOUS
But I could not lave it foriver, as it might be, widout one more sight uv me mother's grave.
STORIES AND SKETCHESHARRIET S. CASWELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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