Words with opposite meanings: cleave, raise/raze, sanction, seed

To cleave is to separate into two, but it also means to bring together, as a couple getting married. I believe that the etymology of each word differs, however.

To raise something or someone up; to raze a building to the ground.

To seed is to take seeds out of a fruit or vegetable prior to cooking, but it also means to plant seeds.

To sanction is to approve an action, it also means to order someone’s death.

Weird.

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