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leave

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of leave

  1. 1 a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended the soldier was on leave for three days before having to report back to base Synonyms of leave break, holiday [chiefly British], hols [British], vacation, recessWords Related to leave sabbatical; furlough, liberty; breather, relaxation, respite, rest; interim, intermission, interval; feast, holy day, legal holiday; idling, loafing, lounging, slacking

  2. 2 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something the editor gave the reporters leave to follow up on their initial investigation of the senator's fund-raising practices Synonyms of leave allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, permission, license (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrantWords Related to leave imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms of leave denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms of leave interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  3. 3 the act of leaving a place the party was clearly dying down, and it was time to take our leave Synonyms of leave decamping, decampment, departing, exit, exiting, farewell, going, departure, leave-taking, lighting out, outgo, parting, quitting, walking outWords Related to leave flight, retirement, retreat, running away, withdrawal; diaspora, emigration, evacuation, exodus; embarkation, embarkment; disembarkation, egress; abandonment, forsaking, relinquishmentNear Antonyms of leave coming; approach, entrance, ingressAntonyms of leave advent, appearance, arrival


leave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of leave

  1. 1 to cause to remain behind you can leave your lunch in the refrigerator while we're outside starry-eyed lovers who promise never to leave one another Synonyms of leave abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quit, strand Words Related to leave discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglect Phrases walk away from, walk out on Near Antonyms of leave harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, save Antonyms of leave reclaim

  2. 2 to give by means of a will I'm going to leave all of my possessions to my children Synonyms of leave bequeath, will Words Related to leave deed; hand down, hand on, pass (down); devise

  3. 3 to give up (a job or office) he left his job in the city and moved out into the country Synonyms of leave bag, chuck, quit, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from)Words Related to leave abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw upNear Antonyms of leave hire (out or on)Antonyms of leave stay (at)

  4. 4 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another why don't you leave your watch with me while you swim? Synonyms of leave commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, give, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to leave 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 of leave detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of leave hold, keep, retain

  5. 5 to end a usually intimate relationship with is there ever a good way to leave a lover? Synonyms of leave blow off, break off (with), dump, jilt, kiss off, ditchWords Related to leave brush (aside or off), cold-shoulder, cut, high-hat, slight, snub; abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quitNear Antonyms of leave hook up (with), take; befriend, latch (on or onto)

  6. 6 to give permission to aw, leave him come Synonyms of leave allow, let, permitWords Related to leave authorize, commission, empower, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; free, liberate, release; cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulgeNear Antonyms of leave deter, discourage; bar, block, constrain, curb, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, preventAntonyms of leave enjoin, forbid, prohibit



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