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Synonyms for asylum
əˈsaɪ ləmasy·lum

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  1. asylumnoun

    shelter, sanctuary

  2. asylumnoun

    A place of safety

    shelter, sanctuary

  3. asylumnoun

    The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.

    sanctuary, shelter

  4. asylumnoun

    A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.

    shelter, sanctuary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun

    a shelter from danger or hardship

    insane asylum, chancel, sanctuary, resort, mental institution, mental hospital, bema, institution, recourse, refuge, psychiatric hospital, mental home, safety

  2. mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylumnoun

    a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

    foundation, mental home, instauration, creation, psychiatric hospital, sanctuary, mental hospital, refuge, insane asylum, mental institution, institution, founding, innovation, initiation, origination, introduction, establishment

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. asylumnoun

    sanctuary, shelter, retreat, refuge, place of refuge

  2. asylumnoun

    charitable institution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. asylumnoun

    retreat, sanctuary


  1. List of known nicknames for "Asylum":

    Lee Johnson, L Double, L. Double

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  1. Frode Forfang:

    It worries us that there are so many from Afghanistan ... They should think twice, in the summer it was primarily Syrians seeking asylum in the north, with about three quarters of all those crossing the border. Now 60 percent of the daily arrivals are from Afghanistan.

  2. United States:

    That would defeat the whole point of the asylum process designated by Congress.

  3. Amnesty International Director:

    This latest episode highlights the risks of returning asylum seekers to Turkey – and the knock-on effects the deal is likely to have for refugees transiting through Turkey. It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

  4. Stefan Schwarzenberg:

    Even though they hardly know any foreigners or have asylum seekers in their towns and villages.

  5. Henry Cuellar:

    The metric I use, you look at what the law is, and you enforce that law, under that, there will be some that stay under the current asylum laws because that's what the law says. If you get 100 people before an immigration judge, that judge will probably only allow 10 to 12% [to remain]. So my question is, why are we allowing 100% of the people when we should only be allowing 10 to 12%, according to the immigration judges. That's the issue. There are some people that believe in open borders, I do not believe in open borders. There are some people that believe in getting rid of border patrol, getting rid of ICE. I don't believe in that.

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