Synonyms and Antonyms of leave–taking

  1. 1 the act of leaving a place the leave-taking of the guest of honor was scheduled for 11 o'clock Synonyms decamping, decampment, departing, exit, exiting, farewell, going, leave, leave-taking, lighting out, outgo, parting, quitting, walking outRelated Words flight, retirement, retreat, running away, withdrawal; diaspora, emigration, evacuation, exodus; embarkation, embarkment; disembarkation, egress; abandonment, forsaking, relinquishmentNear Antonyms coming; approach, entrance, ingressAntonyms advent, appearance, arrival

  2. 2 the act or process of two or more persons going off in different directions the sweethearts' leave-taking was filled with tearful pauses and promises to meet again Synonyms farewell, leave-taking, separationRelated Words departure, egress, exit, exiting, exodus, going, leaving, quitting, running away; decamping, decampment, flight, withdrawal; abandonment, desertion, forsakingNear Antonyms reunion; arrival, greeting, salutation, welcome; gathering, joining, meeting

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