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Synonyms for sever
ˈsɛv ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sever, break up(verb)

    set or keep apart

    "sever a relationship"

    Synonyms:
    fragmentise, decompose, collapse, interrupt, crash, split up, pick, dismantle, break up, recess, part, crock up, cut off, fragment, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, discerp, dissolve, crack, fragmentize, break apart, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, disassemble, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, lop

  2. discerp, sever, lop(verb)

    cut off from a whole

    "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"

    Synonyms:
    crop, snip, discerp, dismember, trim, cut back, prune, lop, break up, dress, clip, take apart

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sever

    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, rive, rupture, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sever

    Synonyms:
    separate, divide, disjoin, distinguish, part, discommunicate, sunder, disengage, detach, break, except, disconnect

    Antonyms:
    unite, conjoin, confound, confuse, amalgamate, associate, include, connect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sever(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    part, divide, separate, disjoin, disunite, sunder, detach, disconnect, disengage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sever(v)

    Synonyms:
    part, divide, disunite, separate, disjoin, detach, disconnect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cut, break, server

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How to use sever in a sentence?

  1. James Chao:

    Foreign companies may already be in a box (in China), while getting a bigger share could be advantageous in terms of boosting profits, they may actually be already too dependent on their Chinese partners to sever those ties.

  2. Guy Mayeda:

    To be an effective care provider, physicians need to communicate with patients honestly and without the fear of generating hurt feelings that might sever a typical friendship.

  3. Fred Wertheimer:

    If? Parscale? wanted to sever himself completely from the super PAC, then I don't know why he would create a company involving his wife, it's hard to know if there's a legal issue or not, because of the lack of transparency.

  4. Frederika Bremer:

    There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.

  5. Ahmed Zayat:

    I was horrified, and for me there is no tolerance for anything like that, it was a very hard decision to sever the relationship, but I had to do it in the best interest of my horses and what I believe is morally right, not just politically right.


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