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Synonyms for cleanse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanse, clean(verb)

    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. cleanse(verb)

    purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

    Synonyms:
    clean

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cleanse(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cleanse(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    purify, clean, purge, wash

How to pronounce cleanse?

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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6165brush
#12312sweep
#14260wipe
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#16301sponge
#18173rinse
#18477mop
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#36357purify
#44163scour
#65827disinfect
#79573lave
#101535scavenge

How to use cleanse in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. John H Aughey:

    God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

  4. Mona Gohara:

    The wrong cleanser can wreck your skin, if you use a standard soap — a cleanser that has a basic pH — it strips the skin of natural oils and compromises the skin barrier, leading to irritation and dry, lackluster skin. Using a mild, pH-neutral nonsoap cleanser helps moisturize while you cleanse and deposits skin-identical lipids back into the skin.

  5. 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.


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