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Synonyms for cling
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cling, clingstone(verb)

    fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

    Synonyms:
    clingstone

  2. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    stand by, stupefy, stick by, baffle, stick, perplex, cleave, bond, get, mystify, flummox, bind, beat, stick around, nonplus, rive, dumbfound, split, lodge, sting, hold fast, deposit, amaze, stick to, stay put, gravel, cohere, stay, hang, bewilder, wedge, vex, pose, puzzle, adhere

  3. cling(verb)

    to remain emotionally or intellectually attached

    "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."

    Synonyms:
    cohere, hang, stick, adhere, cleave

  4. cling, hang(verb)

    hold on tightly or tenaciously

    "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"

    Synonyms:
    cleave, pay heed, advert, string up, give ear, stick, cohere, attend, adhere, flow, hang up, fall, hang

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cling

    Synonyms:
    fasten, hold, adhere, embrace, stick, cleave, hang, twine, hug

    Antonyms:
    drop, recede, secede, apostatize, abandon, relax, forego, swerve, surrender

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cling(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    adhere, hold, stick, cleave, be attached, hold fast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cling(v)

    Synonyms:
    adhere, cleave, hold fast

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    latchon

How to pronounce cling?

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How to use cling in a sentence?

  1. Calvin Coolidge:

    No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.

  2. Don Juan Matus, The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda:

    When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to.

  3. Karl Popper:

    We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.

  4. George Sand:

    Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.

  5. Zumhar Jamal al-Karwi:

    We won't accept Jalawla remaining in Kurdish clutches. If they cling to it by force, it will be retaken by force, we are prepared to fight against the Kurds alongside the militias unless the peshmerga leave Jalawla.


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