What is another word for sever?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛvə] (IPA)

The word "sever" is used to describe the act of cutting or separating something completely. Some common synonyms for "sever" include "cut," "dismember," "part," "divorce," "split," "disconnect," "break," "slice," and "chop." These words can be used interchangeably to describe the act of severing, whether it's physical or metaphorical. For example, you might use the word "slice" instead of "sever" when cutting a piece of fruit, or use "disconnect" instead of "sever" when describing the end of a relationship. No matter which synonym you choose, the meaning remains clear - something has been completely separated or cut apart.

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What are the opposite words for sever?

The word 'sever' means to cut or break something into two or more pieces. However, the antonyms for this word would imply uniting or bringing together. Words like 'attach', 'join', 'connect' or 'unite' all mean to bring together two or more things that were previously separate. Other antonyms for sever could be 'mend', 'repair', 'fix' or 'heal' which imply restoring something that had been broken or damaged. The antonyms for sever all suggest the opposite action to cutting which often implies an act of healing, creating or enhancing. These words are useful in conveying a wide range of emotions and actions that are best expressed through language.

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Usage examples for Sever

Personal elevation, which had not rent the cord between him and his unworthy family, could still less sever the bands between him and the sacred race.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The animal food brought to market from the country is of course frozen hard as stone, and will keep sweet for months in this condition, having finally to be cut up for use by means of a saw or axe; no knife could sever it.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Changes do not sever our hearts.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Sever

  • Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart.
    Harry Crosby
  • Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.
    Immanuel Kant
  • 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.
    Frederika Bremer
  • Gathering strength, gaining breath, — naught can sever Me from the Spirit of Life!
    Margaret Fuller
  • With each tentative tiptoe and stumble, I had to inwardly assure myself that I was a good comedian and that my life was not pointless. “I am addicted to comfort,” I thought as I tumbled into the wood chips. I have become divorced from nature; I don’t know what the names of the trees and birds are. I don’t know what berries to eat or which stars will guide me home. I don’t know how to sleep outside in a wood or skin a rabbit. We have become like living cutlets, sanitized into cellular ineptitude. They say that supermarkets have three days’ worth of food. That if there was a power cut, in three days the food would spoil. That if cash machines stopped working, if cars couldn’t be filled with fuel, if homes were denied warmth, within three days we’d be roaming the streets like pampered savages, like urban zebras with nowhere to graze. The comfort has become a prison; we’ve allowed them to turn us into waddling pipkins. What is civilization but dependency? Now, I’m not suggesting we need to become supermen; that solution has been averred before and did not end well. Prisoners of comfort, we dread the Apocalypse. What will we do without our pre-packed meals and cozy jails and soporific glowing screens rocking us comatose? The Apocalypse may not arrive in a bright white instant; it may creep into the present like a fog. All about us we may see the shipwrecked harbingers foraging in the midsts of our excess. What have we become that we can tolerate adjacent destitution? That we can amble by ragged despair at every corner? We have allowed them to sever us from God, and until we take our brothers by the hand we will find no peace.
    Russell Brand

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