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Synonyms for borrow
ˈbɒr oʊ, ˈbɔr oʊbor·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. borrowverb

    get temporarily

    "May I borrow your lawn mower?"

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take over, take up

    Antonyms:
    loan, lend

  2. adopt, borrow, take over, take upverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. borrowverb

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

  2. borrowverb

    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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#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. Ashok Jangale:

    We have trained her son, who is literate, to keep a log and check the owner's log, we tell them not to borrow so much money for festivals and weddings: they should know what is trapping them. And that when they have paid off what they owe, they have a right to leave.

  2. American Indian Proverb:

    We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.

  3. Wendell Berry:

    We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. (Actually appearing as "a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children" in _The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge_, published 1971)

  4. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Notions are ideas inside connotations. You borrow a c and you come up with an action.

  5. Jerome Powell:

    The idea that deficits don't matter for countries that can borrow in their own currency I think is just wrong. I think that U.S. debt is fairly high as a level of (gross domestic product) and, much more importantly than that, it's growing faster than GDP, to the extent that people are talking about the Fed - our role is not to provide support for particular policies.


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