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

Visual thesaurus for leave