Synonyms for cleave

Synonyms for (verb) cleave

Synonyms: stick, adhere, cleave, cling, cohere

Definition: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

Usage: The dress clings to her body; The label stuck to the box; The sushi rice grains cohere

Similar words: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point


Synonyms: rive, split, cleave

Definition: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Usage: cleave the bone

Similar words: tear

Definition: to separate or be separated by force

Usage: planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars


Synonyms: cleave

Definition: make by cutting into

Usage: The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor