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transfer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of transfer

  1. 1 to give over the legal possession or ownership of <Claire's grandfather agreed to transfer certain stocks to her when she turned 18> Synonyms alien, alienate, assign, cede, convey, deed, make over Related Words bequeath, hand down, leave, pass (down), will; bestow, commend, commit, confer, contribute, deliver, donate, grant, hand over, move, pass, present, release, relinquish, surrender, transmit, turn in, turn over, vest, yield; consign, entrust (also intrust), trust; lease, lend, let [chiefly British], loan, rent Phrases dispose of Near Antonyms expropriate

  2. 2 to cause (something) to pass from one to another <they used Morse Code to transfer the message from one ship to another> Synonyms conduct, convey, give, impart, spread, communicate, transfuse, transmitRelated Words deliver, hand over, surrender, turn over; broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, propagate; hand down, hand on; contaminate, infect, poisonNear Antonyms catch, come down (with), contract

  3. 3 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another <will have to transfer you from our San Francisco office to our New York headquarters> Synonyms consign, dispatch, pack (off), ship, shoot, send, transmit, transportRelated Words convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms accept, receive

  4. 4 to change the place or position of <transferred the car keys from my pocket to my purse> Synonyms budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, move, transposeRelated Words bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

  5. 5 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <before she left the country, she transferred all her record books and important papers to her mother> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, give, 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

  6. 6 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another <transferred the ball to the running back> Synonyms buck, hand, hand over, reach, passRelated Words relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield


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