Synonyms for rive

Synonyms for (verb) rive

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: rend, rip, rive, pull

Definition: tear or be torn violently

Usage: The curtain ripped from top to bottom; pull the cooked chicken into strips

Similar words: tear, rupture, snap, bust

Definition: separate or cause to separate abruptly

Usage: The rope snapped; tear the paper

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