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How to Pronounce cleave?

Correct pronunciation for the word "cleave" is [klˈiːv], [klˈiːv], [k_l_ˈiː_v].

Definition of cleave

  1. To part asunder; to crack.
  2. To part or divide by force; to rive; to part or open naturally.
  3. To adhere or cling to; to fit.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Cleave?

  • The personal forms of the verb "cleave" in present tense are as follows:

  • 1st person singular: I cleave

  • 2nd person singular: You cleave

  • 3rd person singular: He/She/It cleaves

  • 1st person plural: We cleave

  • 2nd person plural: You cleave

  • 3rd person plural: They cleave
  • What is the past tense of Cleave?

  • The verb "cleave" has two different past tense forms, depending on its meaning:

  • 1. Past tense form for the meaning "to adhere or stick": "clove" or "clave"

  • Example: "The wood cleaved easily during the carving process."

  • 2. Past tense form for the meaning "to split or divide": "cleaved"

  • Example: "With one powerful swing, he cleaved the log in half."
  • What is the adverb for cleave?

    The adverb form of "cleave" is "closely".

    What is the adjective for cleave?

    The adjective form of the word "cleave" is "cleaved" or "cloven" (archaic).

    Usage over time for cleave:

    This graph shows how "cleave" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of cleave?

    The plural of the "cleave" can be the "Cleaves".

    What is the singular form of cleave?

    The singular of the "cleave" can be the "cleave".

    Synonyms for Cleave:


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