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Synonyms for halve

cut in half


  • cut in half
  • reduce by fifty per cent
  • decrease by fifty per cent
  • lessen by fifty per cent

split in two


  • split in two
  • cut in half
  • bisect
  • divide in two
  • share equally
  • divide equally

Words related to halve

divide by two

References in classic literature ?
Then they put the two halves of the Sorcerer into it and covered him up.
I wasn't going to go halves because anybody leathered me.
Didn't I think about your fish-line all this quarter, and mean to buy it, and saved my money o' purpose, and wouldn't go halves in the toffee, and Spouncer fought me because I wouldn't?
My friend here wants to take diggings, and as you were complaining that you could get no one to go halves with you, I thought that I had better bring you together.
Nonetheless she insisted that I ought to go halves with her in the day's winnings, and offered me 800 gulden on condition that henceforth, I gambled only on those terms; but I refused to do so, once and for all--stating, as my reason, that I found myself unable to play on behalf of any one else, "I am not unwilling so to do," I added, "but in all probability I should lose.
But one thing is most admirable (wherewith I will conclude this first fruit of friendship), which is, that this communicating of a man's self to his friend, works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.
She thought of a new way to kill my love for the beautiful Munchkin maiden, and made my axe slip again, so that it cut right through my body, splitting me into two halves.
If OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)came out tomorrow and said, 'in six months' time we're going to halve oil production', the oil price would instantaneously react.
Halve 1 or 2 of the garlic cloves and rub cut sides on the grilled bread.
PRINCETON: In 2000, the world's leaders met in New York and issued a ringing Millennium Declaration, promising to halve the proportion of people suffering from extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.
For example, at the lowest level students learn to halve small discrete quantities, symmetrical objects and small amounts and to name the two equal parts.
Halve endive lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise and add all greens to the salad bowl.
The ring-like roof is supported by clusters of slanting tripods, comprising three poles (each 70mm in diameter) placed around the inner and outer perimeter rings, augmented by five intermediate clusters that halve the intermediate span.
Millennium Development goals set in 2000 and endorsed by 190 member nations to not only halve extreme poverty within 15 years but end hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child and maternal mortality and reverse the spread of diseases such as malaria and AIDS.
The United Nations has issued a progress report on the Millenium Development Goals, which were set in September 2000 in an attempt to halve world poverty by 2015.