in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
interwove\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwōv How to pronounce interwove (audio) \ also interweaved; interwoven\ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interwoven (audio) \ also interweaved; interweaving

Definition of interweave

transitive verb

1 : to weave together
2 : to mix or blend together interweaving his own insights … with letters and memoirs— Phoebe Adams

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Other Words from interweave

interweave \ ˈin-​tər-​ˌwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \ noun
interwoven \ ˌin-​tər-​ˈwō-​vən How to pronounce interwoven (audio) \ adjective

Examples of interweave in a Sentence

a house built from poles interwoven with vines a mat of interwoven fibers

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The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) had for decades promoted governance effectiveness by being essentially interwoven with state institutions. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia’s coup attempt spells disaster for its democratic transition," 24 June 2019 Watching them play together and hearing their songs, with their interweaving guitar lines and vocal harmonies, feels like seeing two brothers performing old favorites. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage singer-songwriter embarks on tour after winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest," 7 June 2019 In essence, juggling comes down to simple projectile motion, with each ball following a neat parabolic arc as it is tossed — except that there are multiple balls following interweaving paths in periodically repeating patterns. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "The Mathematics of Juggling," 24 May 2017 The main themes are later broken into variations and interwoven to create a unified and immersive experience for the listener. Paige Hymson,, "Play Next: The story behind a podcast’s original music," 25 June 2019 Escoria and Kirshenbaum structure their novels to reproduce this feeling, interweaving different perspectives and timelines to illustrate how mental illness can attack a person’s sense of self. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "Two Novels That Make Mental Illness Legible," 22 June 2019 The pair’s comic adventures interweave with the more melancholy account of Clare, a first-year fiction writer who can no longer write. The New Yorker, "What We’re Reading This Summer," 4 June 2019 By incorporating natural oils and honoring ancestral traditions, Swenson’s beauty ritual seamlessly interweaves the contemporary with the ancient. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019 Throughout the tower, Hogan’s light art installations have been interwoven to create many luminous sculptural moments. First Light, The Seattle Times, "Embracing city life at new art-filled condo tower," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of interweave

1598, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of interweave was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of interweave

: to twist or weave (threads, fibers, etc.) together


in·​ter·​weave | \ ˌin-tər-ˈwēv How to pronounce interweave (audio) \
interwove\ -​ˈwōv \; interwoven\ -​ˈwō-​vən \; interweaving

Kids Definition of interweave

1 : to twist or weave together
2 : to blend together The story interweaves love and tragedy.

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