Synonyms of cleave in English:

cleave


See definition of cleave

verb

1‘the axe his father used to cleave wood for the fire’

SYNONYMS
split, split open, crack open, lay open, divide, sever, splinter
cut, cut up, hew, hack, chop up, slice up, halve, bisect, quarter
literary rend
archaic sunder, rive

2‘Stan was away, cleaving a path through the traffic’

SYNONYMS
plough, drive, bulldoze, cut, carve, make