Synonyms of sever in English:

sever


See definition of sever

verb

1‘the head had been completely severed from the body’

SYNONYMS

cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, cleave, hew off, shear off, slice off, split

break off, tear off

divide, separate, part, detach, disconnect

amputate, dock

literary rend

archaic sunder

rare dissever

ANTONYMS

join, attach

2‘she had died from a single knife wound which had severed the artery’

SYNONYMS

cut, cut through, rupture, split, pierce, rip, tear

3‘neither country has expressly severed diplomatic ties’

SYNONYMS

break off, discontinue, suspend

bring to an end, end, put an end to, terminate, stop, cease, conclude, dissolve

ANTONYMS

maintain, establish, initiate