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halve

halve

 
pronunciation:
haev
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: halved, halves, halving
definition 1: to divide into two equal parts.
They halved the estate.
similar words:
bisect
definition 2: to share equally.
We halved the restaurant bill.
definition 3: to reduce by half.
to halve the amounts in a recipe
antonyms:
double
definition 4: in golf, to play (a hole or round) in the same number of strokes as one's opponent.
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Homophone Note
The words halve and have sound alike but have different meanings.