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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    yeast

How to use leaven in a sentence?

  1. George Will:

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

  2. Spencer W. Kimball:

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

  3. The Talmud:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Alfred Austin:

    So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.

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