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Synonyms for asylum
əˈsaɪ ləmasy·lum

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Wiktionary

  1. asylumnoun

    Synonyms:
    shelter, sanctuary

  2. asylumnoun

    A place of safety

    Synonyms:
    shelter, sanctuary

  3. asylumnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    sanctuary, shelter

  4. asylumnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    shelter, sanctuary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun

    a shelter from danger or hardship

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    sanctuary, shelter, retreat, refuge, place of refuge

  2. asylumnoun

    Synonyms:
    charitable institution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. asylumnoun

    Synonyms:
    retreat, sanctuary

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Asylum":

    Lee Johnson, L Double, L. Double

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How to use asylum in a sentence?

  1. Marzuki Darusman:

    Given the practice of the DPRK to send North Koreans to Russia, who often work in slave-like conditions, it is feared that such a treaty could also be used to capture and repatriate workers who attempt to seek asylum.

  2. David Milliband in a statement:

    But in the four years of the Syria crisis, there has been inertia rather than leadership, as the German government calmly says that it expects 800,000 refugees and asylum seekers in 2015, it is vital for the U.S. to step up its response.

  3. Lee Gelernt:

    The appeals court ruled on much broader grounds than the DC District Court which found a procedural violation. The appeals court stated that the rule was flat out unlawful because if flouted the federal statutes Congress enacted to protect asylum seekers and because it was arbitrary.

  4. Joe Biden:

    No, I don't. No, I don't, i think people should have to get in line, but if people are coming because they're actually seeking asylum, they should have a chance to make their case.

  5. Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner:

    For a functioning asylum system, you need an effective return policy, and there's still a lot of work to do on this.

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