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pass

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pass

  1. 1 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage <a mountain pass that was impassable during the winter> Synonyms col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleRelated Words abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]

  2. 2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel <take the second pass on the right> Synonyms arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpikeRelated Words causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail




pass

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pass

  1. 1 a small sheet of plastic, paper, or paperboard showing that the bearer has a claim to something (as admittance) <a pass to leave the military base for the weekend> Synonyms check, coupon, pass, pasteboardRelated Words certificate, note, token, voucher

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something <a final pass at the assignment> Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlRelated Words striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  3. 3 the state of being actual or complete <eventually, all their career goals came to pass> Synonyms accomplishment, achievement, actuality, actualization, attainment, consummation, fulfillment (or fulfilment), pass, realizationRelated Words success, triumphNear Antonyms defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccessAntonyms naught (also nought), nonfulfillment




pass

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pass

  1. 1 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another <could you please pass me the phone?> Synonyms buck, hand, hand over, reach, transfer Related Words relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield

  2. 2 to come to an end <eventually, the storm passed> Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, cease, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist

  3. 3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <pass your forms to the department head once they're filled out> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, give, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

  4. 4 to put into effect through legislative or authoritative action <Congress cannot pass any law restricting free speech> Synonyms constitute, lay down, legislate, make, ordain, enactRelated Words reenact, repass; bring about, effect; allow, authorize, permit, sanction; decree, dictate, proclaim; administer, execute; approve, confirm, ratifyNear Antonyms abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, invalidate, kill, nullify; overturn, reverse, voidAntonyms repeal, rescind, revoke

  5. 5 to take place <and the destruction of the town came to pass, just as the seer had predicted> Synonyms be, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down [slang], go on, hap, occur, happen, transpireRelated Words break, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed

  6. 6 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it <a presidential candidate who doesn't yet know how it feels to pass the scrutiny of the national press> Synonyms endure, feel, have, know, experience, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessRelated Words encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  7. 7 to express (a thought or emotion) in words <she'll occasionally pass some insightful comment, but in general she doesn't have much to contribute> Synonyms articulate, bring out, enunciate, say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeRelated Words air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms stifle, suppress

  8. 8 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to <we appreciate the invitation to the party, but we'll have to pass> <I'll pass on the coffee> Synonyms balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, decline, pass up, refuse, reject, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn downRelated Words blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revokeNear Antonyms condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, supportAntonyms accept, agree (to), approve

  9. 9 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval <the finished product isn't perfect, but it will pass> Synonyms fly, hold up, wash, stand upRelated Words get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work




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