Synonyms of leaven in English:

leaven


See definition of leaven

noun

1‘leaven is added to the dough and the dough is left to rise’

SYNONYMS

leavening, ferment, fermentation agent, raising agent, yeast, barm, baking powder


verb

1‘the biscuits are light because they use both yeast and baking powder to leaven the flour’

SYNONYMS

raise, make rise, ferment, work, lighten, puff up, expand, swell, inflate

2‘his humour was sharp, but often leavened with a touch of self-mockery’

SYNONYMS

permeate, infuse, pervade, penetrate, imbue, suffuse, transform, modify

enliven, lighten, quicken, inspire, stimulate, liven up, invigorate, vivify, ginger up, energize, electrify, galvanize, perk up, brighten up, cheer up, season, spice

informal buck up, pep up, add zest to, add zing to