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Synonyms for asylum
əˈsaɪ ləmasy·lum

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Wiktionary1.3 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  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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  1. asylumnoun

    sanctuary, shelter, retreat, refuge, place of refuge

  2. asylumnoun

    charitable institution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. asylumnoun

    retreat, sanctuary

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Asylum":

    Lee Johnson, L Double, L. Double

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  1. Kevin Appleby:

    The underlying system does not give asylum seekers a real chance to tell their stories.

  2. Adnan Choopani:

    In one way, it's good for the world to see how Australia has been treating our entrants, whether they're asylum seekers or refugees, or indeed an athlete like Dijana Djokovic who has simply fallen afoul, apparently, on the documentation on Dijana Djokovic visa, if anything, we're hoping that this entire embarrassing saga comes to place Australians in a position where they understand more the plight of these people.

  3. Christian Freedom International Jacobson:

    Until this decision, having a family sponsor has always been a huge positive factor in adjudicating asylum cases, christians are facing unspeakable torture and atrocities at the hands of ISIS.

  4. Beto O'Rourke:

    At the moment that they finally thought they had reached safety, refuge, were going to petition for asylum, they were taken from their parents, and are now in Tornillo with no idea when or if they will see their mothers or their fathers on this Father's Day again.

  5. Mike Pence:

    We also reached an agreement with Guatemala to reform our laws to essentially say that if people are looking for asylum they ought to be willing to apply for asylum in the first safe country in which they arrive. We'll only move on to that if it's necessary.

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