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Synonyms for leaven
ˈlɛv ənleav·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaven, leaveningnoun

    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

    Synonyms:
    leavening

  2. leaven, leaveningverb

    an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something

    "his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor"

    Synonyms:
    leavening

  3. raise, leaven, proveverb

    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. leavennoun

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

  2. leavennoun

    Synonyms:
    pervading influence

  3. leavenverb

    Synonyms:
    produce or excite fermentation in

  4. leavenverb

    Synonyms:
    imbue, infect, vitiate, taint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "leaven":

    yeast

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How to use leaven in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Covey:

    I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Whether wealth bring the curse of selfishness along with it, or that the leaven was in our nature, only dormant till called forth by circumstances, we are only too apt to misuse it, even as others have done before us.

  3. The Talmud:

    There are three things which, in great quantity, are bad, and, in little, very good: leaven, salt, and liberality.

  4. George Will:

    If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.

  5. Spencer W. Kimball:

    The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.


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