Examples of sever in a Sentence
He severed the lowest tree limbs.
His finger was severed in the accident.
Activists are asking the government to sever all diplomatic relations with the country.
Recent Examples of sever from the Web
The latest diplomatic setback for Pyongyang comes as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls on other nations to sever, or greatly reduce, their ties with Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Direct air and rail links have all been severed, and Russian border guards can subject foreigners to lengthy questioning about their plans and thoughts about Russian policy.
On October 16th the European Union severed ties with the army and barred senior officers from travelling to Europe.
Now, after a revealing interview with New York Magazine's The Cut, Griffin shares the aftermath of the photo, which effectively severed many of her friendships as well as any public goodwill.
Pead's Tweets from Thursday afternoon: Pead was the subject of a feature by SportingNews.com's Alex Marvez after a November car accident severed his left leg and damaged his right leg.
New avenues need to be pursued through diplomatic channels to sever North Korea’s sales of missiles and nuclear materials and to gain international support for actions the U.S. and allies may take, such as shooting down the North’s missiles.
Along the island’s northern coast, an emergency medical station in the town of Arecibo lost its roof, while communication was severed with several emergency management posts.
During a trip to Latin America in August, Vice President Mike Pence called on Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to sever all diplomatic relations with North Korea.
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Synonymsbreak up, decouple, disassociate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, part, ramify, resolve, separate, split, sunder, uncouple, unlink, unyoke
Antonymsjoin, link, unify, unite
Related Wordsbreak down, decompose, disassemble, disintegrate, dissolve; bifurcate, bisect, cleave, dichotomize, dissect, fractionalize, fractionate, halve, partition, quarter, segment, subdivide, trisect; fragment, fragmentate, fragmentize; break, fracture, pull, rend, rift, rip, rive, rupture, tear; cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, sequester; detach, disengage, disentangle, unravel, untie
Near Antonymsassemble, associate, blend, combine, mingle, mix; connect, couple; accumulate, agglutinate, attach, bind, cement, close, fasten, fuse, knit, stick, weld
Synonym Discussion of sever
- separated her personal life from her career
- vowed never to part
- civil war divided the nation
- a severed limb
- a city sundered by racial conflict
- cannot divorce scientific research from moral responsibility
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severanceplay \ˈse-vrəns, -və-rens\ noun
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