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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cleanse

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanse, cleanverb

    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

    Synonyms:
    pick, scavenge, clean, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip

  2. cleanseverb

    purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

    Synonyms:
    clean

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cleanseverb

    Synonyms:
    purify, clean, make clean, free from dirt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cleanseverb

    Synonyms:
    purify, deterge, absterge, wash, disinfect, fumigate, depurate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cleanse":

    purify, clean, purge, wash

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How to use cleanse in a sentence?

  1. Paul Ryan:

    Let it all out -- get it all out there, cleanse the organization. I think we should disclose all this stuff. It’s the best disinfectant. Accountability, transparency, for the sake of the reputation of our institutions.

  2. Shauna Martin:

    On Martin's quest to prevent recurrence, she started a diet of only raw vegan foods and green juices. I would go to the farmers’ market and just buy everything that I could find and see, and I would juice half, make salads with the other half, and it was amazing how quickly I rebounded from the toxins from all the chemotherapy. My hair grew back quickly, my skin started to really glow— and then the energy, I’d never had that much energy in my entire life. After years of juicing at home, Martin left her corporate job and launched Daily Greens, a national cold-pressed green juice company. I realized what I'm most passionate about in life is trying to make other people healthy, and for me that really starts with a green juice every day, Martin said. Martin continued her mission to motivate others, and published her recipes and personal health plan in her book, Daily Greens, 4-Day Cleanse.

  3. Ismet Sheik Hassan:

    Yes there is a willingness to enter Raqqa because we want to cleanse all of Syria. We want to get rid of all of ISIS. We have sworn anywhere that there is ISIS, we must get rid of them for the sake of a free, democratic and plural Syria.

  4. Associate Justice:

    This repackaging does little to cleanse [the policy] of the appearance of discrimination that the president’s words have created, based on the evidence in the record, a reasonable observer would conclude that the proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.

  5. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Russia is trying to make ethnic cleansing in northern Latakia to force all Turkmen and Sunni population who do not have good relations with the regime, they want to expel them, they want to ethnically cleanse this area so that regime and Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus are protected.

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