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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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#246take
#474start
#916loan
#1164follow
#1893accept
#2490bear
#3350draw
#3354assume
#3373suck
#3548resume
#3884strike
#4802repeat
#5639adopt
#6810acquire
#9716scoop
#10795embrace
#11358borrow
#12367borrowing
#13778relieve
#14025lend
#15816absorb
#18031seize
#71825espouse
#73258usurp
#115292dramatize
#121636sorb
#127434imbibe
#248023arrogate

How to use borrow in a sentence?

  1. Enrico Dini:

    We are now waiting (for) permission to borrow the printer (from the military), if I had another printer I'd send it there tomorrow, but unfortunately we don't have and must wait.

  2. Daniel Henn:

    Borrow the money from the bank or credit cards, or even family or friends, you generally don’t want the federal government as a creditor.

  3. Michael Heise:

    It has never been cheaper for countries such as France to borrow, Buying state bonds could influence the price of state bonds, but wouldn't have much impact on the economy.

  4. Yanis Varoufakis:

    Over July-August the finance ministry will have to borrow 6.7 billion euros from our partners in one way or the other to repay bonds from the SMP program, about 27 billion euros of those bonds are still left, which should be repaid in the next months or years. These bonds should be pushed back to the distant future. This is clear.

  5. Thornton:

    I do borrow from other writers, shamelessly I can only say in my defense, like the woman brought before the judge on a charge of kleptomania, I do steal, but, your Honor, only from the very best stores.

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