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Synonyms for leave

Synonyms for (noun) leave

Synonyms: farewell, parting, leave, leave-taking Definition: the act of departing politely Usage: he disliked long farewells; he took his leave; parting is such sweet sorrow

Similar words: departure, going, going away, leaving Definition: the act of departing

Synonyms: leave Definition: permission to do something Usage: she was granted leave to speak

Similar words: permission Definition: approval to do something Usage: he asked permission to leave

Synonyms: leave, leave of absence Definition: the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty Usage: a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Similar words: time off Definition: a time period when you are not required to work Usage: he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral

Synonyms for (verb) leave

Synonyms: leave, leave alone, leave behind Definition: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking Usage: leave it as is; leave the young fawn alone; leave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Similar words: forbear, refrain Definition: resist doing something Usage: He refrained from hitting him back; she could not forbear weeping

Synonyms: forget, leave Definition: leave behind unintentionally Usage: I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant; I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

Similar words: lose Definition: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of Usage: I've lost my glasses again!

Synonyms: get out, go out, exit, leave Definition: move out of or depart from Usage: leave the room; the fugitive has left the country

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: bequeath, will, leave Definition: leave or give by will after one's death Usage: My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry; My grandfather left me his entire estate

Similar words: gift, give, present Definition: give as a present; make a gift of Usage: What will you give her for her birthday?

Synonyms: give, impart, pass on, leave Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills) Usage: give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

Similar words: tell Definition: let something be known Usage: Tell them that you will be late

Synonyms: entrust, leave Definition: put into the care or protection of someone Usage: He left the decision to his deputy; leave your child the nurse's care

Similar words: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over Definition: place into the hands or custody of Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Synonyms: depart, pull up stakes, leave Definition: remove oneself from an association with or participation in Usage: She wants to leave; The teenager left home; She left her position with the Red Cross; He left the Senate after two terms; after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: lead, leave, result Definition: have as a result or residue Usage: The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Similar words: produce, give rise, bring about Definition: cause to happen, occur or exist Usage: This procedure produces a curious effect; The new law gave rise to many complaints; These chemicals produce a noxious vapor; the new President must bring about a change in the health care system

Synonyms: allow, allow for, provide, leave Definition: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Usage: This leaves no room for improvement; The evidence allows only one conclusion; allow for mistakes; leave lots of time for the trip; This procedure provides for lots of leeway

Similar words: yield, afford, give Definition: be the cause or source of Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Synonyms: leave Definition: act or be so as to become in a specified state Usage: The inflation left them penniless; The president's remarks left us speechless

Similar words: make, get Definition: give certain properties to something Usage: get someone mad; She made us look silly; He made a fool of himself at the meeting; Don't make this into a big deal; This invention will make you a millionaire; Make yourself clear

Synonyms: leave Definition: have left or have as a remainder Usage: That left the four of us; 19 minus 8 leaves 11

Similar words: have Definition: have left Usage: I have two years left; I don't have any money left; They have two more years before they retire