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Synonyms for cling
klɪŋ

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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 for "cling":

    latchon

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How to use cling in a sentence?

  1. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62:

    I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest - a mighty home - not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Poetic beauty of a Kazakh woman You are my hot attraction, I have absolutely no control over myself. I want to cling to you with my love like a leech. From your appearance, the impotent will get up, anyone will feel like a romantic. You are the eternal inspiration of romance. This is how your image sounds poetically in the bright colors of epic prose. You are the hard drug with the most powerful addiction. You are not enough all the time. Without you, everything is meaningless and insignificant. All grammy songs are about you. All that has to do with you are Oscar-worthy romantic films. The hot heat of love, the burn of passion from your body. The tongue and lips reach out to you by themselves. Your image has powerfully merged in consciousness and subconsciousness. Powerful mental addiction. It's useless to give up on you. You are like an orgasm of poetry. You are like an endless love journey. Oh my God, my mind says, you are like an obscene delight. You are the medicine for my mind. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Buddha:

    Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.

  4. Billy Graham:

    Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.

  5. 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.

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