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refuge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of refuge

  1. something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger <hunting is strictly forbidden in the wildlife refuge> Synonyms asylum, bolt-hole [chiefly British], harbor, harborage, haven, shelter, retreat, sanctuary, sanctumRelated Words oasis; anchorage, mooring, port; cover, screen; abode, diggings, domicile, dwelling, habitation, house, housing, lodging, lodgment (or lodgement), pad, place, quarters, residence, rest, roof; cloister, closet, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, lair; castle, fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, redoubt, stronghold; lean-to, lee, shed, windbreak


refuge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of refuge

  1. to be or provide a shelter for <a nation with a long, honorable history of refuging political asylum seekers> Synonyms harbor, shelterRelated Words cover, defend, protect, safeguard, screen, secure, shield, ward; domicile, house, place, quarter; shade, shadowNear Antonyms expose


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