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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 of 1pass col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleWords Related to 1pass 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 of 1pass arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpikeWords Related to 1pass 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 of 2pass check, coupon, pass, pasteboardWords Related to 2pass certificate, note, token, voucher

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something a final pass at the assignment Synonyms of 2pass assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlWords Related to 2pass 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 of 2pass accomplishment, achievement, actuality, actualization, attainment, consummation, fulfillment (or fulfilment), pass, realizationWords Related to 2pass success, triumphNear Antonyms of 2pass defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccessAntonyms of 2pass 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 of pass buck, hand, hand over, reach, transfer Words Related to pass 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 of pass 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)Words Related to pass 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 of pass draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of pass 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 of pass commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, give, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to pass 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 pass detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of pass hold, keep, retain

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

  5. 5 to take place and the destruction of the town came to pass, just as the seer had predicted Synonyms of pass be, befall, betide, chance, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down [slang], go on, hap, occur, happen, transpireWords Related to pass 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 of pass endure, feel, have, know, experience, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessWords Related to pass 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 of pass articulate, bring out, enunciate, say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeWords Related to pass 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 of pass 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 of pass balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, decline, pass up, refuse, reject, reprobate, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn downWords Related to pass 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 of pass condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, supportAntonyms of pass 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 of pass fly, hold up, wash, stand upWords Related to pass get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work



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