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Synonyms for leaven
ˈlɛv ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaven, leavening(noun)

    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

    Synonyms:
    leavening

  2. leaven, leavening(verb)

    an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

    "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"

    Synonyms:
    leavening

  3. raise, leaven, prove(verb)

    cause to puff up with a leaven

    "unleavened bread"

    Synonyms:
    kindle, farm, rise, put forward, set up, try, upgrade, try out, show, testify, provoke, elevate, kick upstairs, recruit, upraise, enkindle, establish, put up, heighten, stir, evidence, elicit, advance, conjure, lift, examine, fire, arouse, grow, bring up, conjure up, nurture, resurrect, levy, promote, erect, essay, prove, call down, get up, produce, shew, call forth, invoke, turn out, demonstrate, raise, turn up, evoke, rear, parent, enhance, test, bear witness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leaven(n.)

    Synonyms:
    yeast, ferment, barm, emptyings, fermenting substance

  2. leaven(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pervading influence

  3. leaven(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    produce or excite fermentation in

  4. leaven(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    imbue, infect, vitiate, taint

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    yeast

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