Rend and Split


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Rend verb – To cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it.
Usage example: the prophecy that the disaster would cause people to rend their garments in mourning

Split is a synonym for rend in tear topic. In some cases you can use "Split" instead a verb "Rend", when it comes to topics like action, cut, divide, assemble.
Nearby Words: render, rending
Synonyms for Rend


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Split verb – To set or force apart.
Usage example: split logs for the winter's supply of wood

Rend is a synonym for split in cut topic. You can use "Rend" instead a verb "Split", if it concerns topics such as assemble, tear, break up, tear asunder. literary substitute
Nearby Words: splice, splitting, splitter
Synonyms for Split

Common collocations

soul rend soul split soul
character rend character split character
body rend body split body
time rend time split time
Other nouns: earth, planet.
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