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1. cleave

verb. ['ˈkliːv'] separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument.

Synonyms

  • split
  • tear
  • maul
  • laminate

Antonyms

  • unlash
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • unbind

Etymology

  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Cleave

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • misperceive
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • interleave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • receive
  • rajiv
  • perceive
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • deceive
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • sleeve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve

Sentences with cleave


1. Verb, base form
The weakness of these vertical bonds enables the sheets to cleave and slide over one another.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Your small intestine releases enzymes that cleave disaccharides, or two-sugar molecules, into their single sugar components.

Quotes about cleave


1. Again, I am surprised why people seek to eliminate lust and cling to love; as they wish to ignore happiness and cleave unto joy! Now, now, let's not sugar-coat things! Lust has a lot more to do with life and what is the good of life if you do not carry much lust inside of you at all times? And joy is a noble thing, but happiness though fleeting can be found every day and in every small little way!
- C. JoyBell C.

2. It makes me happier, more secure, to think that I do not have to plan and manage everything for myself, that I am only a sword made sharp to smite the unclean forces, an enchanted sword to cleave and disperse them.Grant, O Lord, that I may not break as I strike! Let me not fall from Thy hand!
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

3. But, oh, when gloomy doubts prevail,I fear to call thee mine;The springs of comfort seem to fail,And all my hopes decline.Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee?Thou art my only trust;And still my soul would cleave to thee,Though prostrate in the dust.
- Anne Steele

2. cleave

verb. ['ˈkliːv'] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.

Synonyms

  • agglutinate
  • bind
  • adhere
  • adjoin
  • stick
  • contact
  • attach
  • cohere
  • bond
  • hold fast
  • cling
  • meet
  • touch
  • stick to
  • conglutinate

Antonyms

  • dispose
  • indispose
  • stay
  • nonadhesive

Etymology

  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. cleave

verb. ['ˈkliːv'] make by cutting into.

Synonyms

  • split
  • cut
  • make
  • create

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • diverge
  • take away
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • cleofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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