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Synonyms for leaven

Synonyms for leaven

an agent that stimulates or precipitates a reaction, development, or change

Synonyms for leaven

a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something


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cause to puff up with a leaven

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Leavens has had a long career of working in entertainment law.
ORDERLY: Above from left are Cpt Ann Steed, cadet Sgt Ben Richardson, cadet Cpl Larissa Bennett and CSM Steve Leavens.
Crux of the message was about Ed's genealogical research, tracing the Leavens lineage back to England and France, including royal lines - William the Conqueror, the Plantagenet kings, and other royal families in Europe.
2) David Schwabauer, whose family's Leavens Ranch is located along the Route 23 Freeway in Moorpark, assesses damage to his lemon trees.
On this ideal, a superpower was built, however damaged and threatened it is nowadays by zealous forces -- both within and without -- whose goal it is to utterly destroy that Christian faith which still leavens that land and to prevent the knowledge and experience of Christ from reaching the ears and hearts of His beloved creatures.
Although he can't resist the urge to call military contractors "merchants of death" and anti-regulatory lobbies "the forces of darkness," he leavens his indignation with a welcome dash of mischievous humor ("Congress: Training Grounds for Real Jobs").
The late Charles Leavens, remembered as Webster's unofficial historian, researched the history of Indian trails during the decades that he hand copied public and private records, and decided that information from those early years was scarce, according to papers in the public library.
Her band has actually heard artists like Radiohead and their ilk, and the presence of such modern sounds leavens the pop-instrumental elements considerably.
Abundant naughty tittle-tattle agreeably leavens the exhausting lucubration, although you won't find anything quite so indecorous as his knocking down Helen Frankenthaler in a fit of jealous rage at a party (see Florence Rubenfeld's dishy 1997 biography for that and more).
But in contrast to her tone on some of her earlier, more downbeat albums, Ian leavens the slow songs with peppy rockers, including "the last comeback"--in which she bravely admits "I fear the anger and the greed / shallow as the heart I let you see.
Suggestions for the renewal of parish and diocesan life such as reinstituting holy hours and adult catechism classes, if taken up, could be the little leaven that leavens the whole loaf.
2085194 Ontario Limited is a Mississauga-based holding company incorporated under the laws of Ontario, the principal shareholders of which are Marc Carrafiello, Ed Leavens, Jen Read and Dave Harvey.
Mary Leavens Schwabauer, chairwoman of the Ventura County Community Foundation and founder of the Women's Legacy Fund, earned Humanitarian of the Year, and Laura Hall earned Life Saver of the Year for her leadership on two 911 emergency calls.
He leavens the show's political urgency with big doses of humor as well as a theatrical flamboyance that undercuts the pathos and the politics.