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Synonyms for borrow
ˈbɒr oʊ, ˈbɔr oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. borrow(verb)

    get temporarily

    "May I borrow your lawn mower?"

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take over, take up

    Antonyms:
    loan, lend

  2. adopt, borrow, take over, take up(verb)

    take up and practice as one's own

    Synonyms:
    usurp, take in, suck up, seize on, resume, buy up, espouse, acquire, hook on, imbibe, suck in, lift out, sweep up, take, sorb, adopt, strike, assume, relieve, take over, scoop up, repeat, scoop, buy out, embrace, fasten on, arrogate, soak up, sop up, suck, follow, seize, start, dramatise, latch on, draw, accept, take on, absorb, dramatize, take up, scoop out, bear

    Antonyms:
    lend, loan

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. borrow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ask the loan of, take or receive as a loan

  2. borrow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take, appropriate, adopt, make use of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "borrow":

    borrowing, lend, loan

How to pronounce borrow?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say borrow in sign language?

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#127434imbibe
#248023arrogate

How to use borrow in a sentence?

  1. Horace Mann:

    Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time.

  2. Tom Mangan:

    You'll see these kinds of deals continue to be announced since money is so cheap right now that you can borrow all you need to make them happen.

  3. Christine Lagarde:

    We have this extraordinary move from the Europeans altogether deciding to borrow together, but it's now a question of delivering.

  4. Omar Khayyam:

    To-day is thine to spend, but not to-morrow; Counting on morrows breedeth bankrupt sorrow: O squander not this breath that Heaven hath lent thee; Make not too sure another breath to borrow.

  5. Evan Esar:

    Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.


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