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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:

    borrowing, lend, loan

How to pronounce borrow?

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How to say borrow in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use borrow in a sentence?

  1. Dan Witters:

    Not only do you have a real significant number that are deferring care, forgoing care altogether, you also have a big chunk that are getting the care but having to borrow to get it, there are few Americans out there who are safe from the American health care cost crisis.

  2. Bill Gross:

    A 30-year Treasury at 2.5 percent can wipe out your annual income in one day with a 10 basis point increase, the secret in a negative interest rate world that poses extraordinary duration risk for AAA sovereign bonds is to No 1, keep bond maturities short and No 2 borrow at those attractive yields in a mildly levered form that provides a yield and expected return of 5-6 percent.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ian Bezek:

    I'd normally just short the stock, but it is difficult to borrow.


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