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Synonyms for rive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rend, rip, rive, pull(verb)

    tear or be torn violently

    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, cleave, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, pull, perpetrate, split, deplume, pull out, commit, attract, rend, take out, draw in

  2. cleave, split, rive(verb)

    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

    "cleave the bone"

    Synonyms:
    divide, carve up, separate, cohere, adhere, dissever, split, part, break open, break, cling, cleave, stick, pull, burst, split up, break up, rip, rend

Wiktionary

  1. rive(verb)

    Synonyms:
    rift, rent

  2. rive(verb)

    Synonyms:
    cleave, split, rend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rive

    To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.

    Synonyms:
    bankrupt, break, burst, cashier, crack, crush, demolish, destroy, fracture, rend, rupture, sever, shatter, shiver, smash, split, sunder, transgress

    Antonyms:
    attach, bind, fasten, join, mend, secure, solder, unite, weld

    Preposition:
    Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rend, split, cleave, tear or rend asunder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shore, shoreline

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