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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leave

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. leavenoun

    Synonyms:
    liberty, permission, license, concession

    Antonyms:
    restriction, prohibition, prevention, inhibition, refusal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leave, leave of absencenoun

    the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

    "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

    Synonyms:
    parting, leave-taking, leave of absence, farewell

    Antonyms:
    arrive, come, get

  2. leavenoun

    permission to do something

    "she was granted leave to speak"

    Synonyms:
    parting, leave-taking, leave of absence, farewell

    Antonyms:
    come, arrive, get

  3. farewell, leave, leave-taking, partingverb

    the act of departing politely

    "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"

    Synonyms:
    parting, leave-taking, word of farewell, part, leave of absence, farewell

    Antonyms:
    come, arrive, get

  4. leave, go forth, go awayverb

    go away from a place

    "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, come out, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, vanish, come forth, emerge, result, pull up stakes, go out, issue, disappear, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, go, impart, allow for, egress

    Antonyms:
    arrive, get, come

  5. leaveverb

    go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

    "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, arrive, come

  6. leaveverb

    act or be so as to become in a specified state

    "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, come, arrive

  7. leave, leave alone, leave behindverb

    leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking

    "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, arrive, come

  8. exit, go out, get out, leaveverb

    move out of or depart from

    "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"

    Synonyms:
    date, pop off, go out, give-up the ghost, get off, choke, go away, bring out, get around, drop dead, cash in one's chips, leave alone, kick the bucket, expire, bequeath, lead, go steady, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, conk, see, pull up stakes, pull, will, get out, take out, break, snuff it, decease, leave behind, give, go, depart, allow, pass, provide, escape, impart, die, allow for, pull out, draw, exit, pass on, go forth, entrust, get by, result, get away, forget

    Antonyms:
    arrive, get, come

  9. leave, allow for, allow, provideverb

    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

    Synonyms:
    let, go out, earmark, tolerate, go away, impart, cater, pass on, allow, give, lead, go forth, result, furnish, admit, countenance, pull up stakes, offer, will, bequeath, reserve, put up, take into account, leave behind, give up, grant, leave alone, forget, set aside, get out, supply, render, provide, depart, allow for, appropriate, exit, bring home the bacon, entrust, permit, ply

    Antonyms:
    arrive, come, get

  10. leave, result, leadverb

    have as a result or residue

    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

    Synonyms:
    go out, conduce, go away, impart, pass on, allow, head, guide, lead, go forth, take, result, leave alone, extend, pull up stakes, will, bequeath, chair, precede, leave behind, give, go, forget, direct, pass, get out, ensue, provide, depart, allow for, conduct, exit, run, top, contribute, entrust, moderate

    Antonyms:
    arrive, come, get

  11. leave, depart, pull up stakesverb

    remove oneself from an association with or participation in

    "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

    Synonyms:
    take leave, start, go out, go away, impart, pass on, allow, lead, go forth, exit, result, leave alone, part, vary, pull up stakes, will, bequeath, leave behind, give, go, forget, set off, diverge, sidetrack, digress, get out, take off, depart, allow for, start out, provide, set forth, entrust, deviate, straggle, quit, set out

    Antonyms:
    come, get, arrive

  12. entrust, leaveverb

    put into the care or protection of someone

    "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"

    Synonyms:
    lead, go forth, leave alone, exit, bequeath, leave behind, go away, trust, will, get out, result, confide, go out, forget, give, intrust, entrust, pass on, depart, pull up stakes, provide, allow, commit, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, arrive, come

  13. bequeath, will, leaveverb

    leave or give by will after one's death

    "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

    Synonyms:
    lead, go forth, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, provide, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    come, arrive, get

  14. leaveverb

    have left or have as a remainder

    "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, arrive, come

  15. leave, leave behindverb

    be survived by after one's death

    "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

    Synonyms:
    lead, provide, leave alone, exit, leave behind, go away, give, will, get out, result, pull up stakes, go out, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, bequeath, go forth, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, come, arrive

  16. impart, leave, give, pass onverb

    transmit (knowledge or skills)

    "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"

    Synonyms:
    consecrate, progress, give way, devote, bequeath, chip in, lead, put across, will, carry, have, lend, afford, collapse, hold, founder, leave alone, go away, add, go forth, turn over, ease up, result, hand, gift, circulate, render, move over, return, pay, get out, relegate, pass on, entrust, channel, open, transmit, grant, establish, contribute, yield, go out, give, bring, march on, go on, move on, apply, present, make, forget, impart, generate, advance, reach, communicate, submit, convey, allow, bestow, throw, fall in, dedicate, cave in, depart, distribute, pass, pass around, exit, provide, pull up stakes, pass along, feed, break, leave behind, commit, sacrifice, conduct, kick in, allow for

    Antonyms:
    arrive, come, get

  17. forget, leaveverb

    leave behind unintentionally

    "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

    Synonyms:
    lead, go forth, bury, leave alone, exit, draw a blank, leave behind, go away, give, will, blank out, get out, result, pull up stakes, block, go out, bequeath, entrust, pass on, depart, forget, provide, allow, impart, allow for

    Antonyms:
    get, come, arrive

Editors Contribution

  1. abandoned

    having been deserted or cast off

    left by the owner an abandoned car

    Submitted by rinat on July 5, 2020  

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How to use leave in a sentence?

  1. Prashant Agarwal:

    What is wealth without peace of mind? Often we chase after riches, thinking that amassing a pile of money will bring us satisfaction. However, when that sum is acquired, we tend to feel that no, this is not enough. We need to earn some more. And then, even more. Then one day, we leave this earth, not taking with us the fortune that we amassed, but with a sense of dissatisfaction of a life not lived right, of goals left unachieved. The goal of life should be to earn satisfaction first. Wealth is necessary, of course, but even more, importance is wealth earned with satisfaction. Wealth may come and go, but happiness derived from our actions and deeds lasts for a lifetime. So try to look at what you already achieved, focus on the positives in your life. Build up relationships. Take time for yourself, to look around, breathe, and appreciate what you have. Connect with your true self to realize what makes you happy, and walk down that path without the fear of judgment. Live YOUR best life. Value yourself and value your blessings. You will be the wealthiest man on earth.

  2. Ryan Colburn:

    Lyft scooters were the next best thing, and I loved riding them. They have the best acceleration and braking of any other scooter I've tried here, for me, so many of the trips I need to make are too far to walk most of the time, but also a bit too short for me to want to deal with my car. They are especially nice when going up the hills here in Atlanta( something that isn't fun on a normal bike). I'm super sad to see them leave. Other scooters aren't as nice to use or are more expensive.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some special people enter into your world, leave their footprints on your hearts, and then exit without a warning. And your world is never the same again.

  4. Myron Richardson:

    This is home, everything that you see right here is home to me. Why can’t I have the same opportunity as everybody else in the world to work from home? why do I have to leave because they want to shut the plant down earlier than what the federal government has regulated them to?

  5. Denzel Washington:

    Well, there's a saying when the devil ignores you, then you know you're doing something wrong, you know, the devil goes,' Oh, no, leave him alone, he's my favorite. Don't bother him.' Conversely, when the devil comes at you, maybe it's because you're trying to do something right. And for whatever reason, the devil got a hold of that circumstance that night.


Translations for leave

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  • verlof, verlaat, erf, gaan vertrekAfrikaans
  • ترك, غادر, غادَرَArabic
  • пакінуць, пакідацьBelarusian
  • оставя, предам, изоставям, напусна, замина, тръгвам, тръгна, оставям, завещавам, завещая, предавам, изоставя, напускам, заминавамBulgarian
  • deixar, sortir, permís, dipositar, partir, comiatCatalan, Valencian
  • nechat, přenechat, zanechat, opustitCzech
  • caniatad, gadawiad, gadael, seibiant, gwyliauWelsh
  • forlade, permission, frihed, efterlade, tilladelse, orlov, afskedDanish
  • Abschied, hinterlassen, verlassen, weggehen, Verlaub, Beurlaubung, zurücklassen, gehen, Erlaubnis, Freistellung, Urlaub, lassenGerman
  • άδεια, αφήνω, φεύγωGreek
  • foriri, ekiriEsperanto
  • partir, despedida, dejar, depositar, irse, permiso, salir, legar, [[salir#SpanishSpanish
  • رفتنPersian
  • jättää, lähteä, vapaaFinnish
  • quitter, [[partir#French, permission, congé, laisser, oublier, partirFrench
  • fág, tiomnaigh, imighIrish
  • falbh, fàgScottish Gaelic
  • deixarGalician
  • עזב, השאירHebrew
  • छोड़नाHindi
  • indul, elindul, elutazikHungarian
  • թողնել, լքելArmenian
  • abandonarInterlingua
  • izin, Cuti, Berangkat, tinggalIndonesian
  • livar, departarIdo
  • partire, permesso, partenza, dimenticare, lasciareItalian
  • 残す, 引き離れる, 出発, 引き離す, 去るJapanese
  • ნებართვაGeorgian
  • 떠나다, 나가다Korean
  • abambulo, decedo, discedo, proficiscor, descisco, desero, lego, pono, colo, egredior, exeō, abeoLatin
  • paliktiLithuanian
  • atstātLatvian
  • wiraMāori
  • verlof, deponeren, overdragen, laten, verlaten, achterlaten, weggaan, nalaten, overlaten, beëindigen, vertrekken, toestemmingDutch
  • tillatelse, etterlate, forlate, løyveNorwegian
  • partir, daissarOccitan
  • zostawić, odejść, urlop, opuścićPolish
  • deixar, sair, licença, afastamento, partida, partir, permissão, saídaPortuguese
  • ripuyQuechua
  • schar, lascher, laschar, partir, parteirRomansh
  • pleca, lăsaRomanian
  • покидать, уходить, бросить, уйти, уезжать, отпуск, оставлять, покинуть, оставить, предоставить, поручить, передавать, передать, поручать, бросать, разрешение, позволение, уехать, побывка, предоставлятьRussian
  • lassai, lassareSardinian
  • zapustiti, oditi, pustitiSlovene
  • lëshojAlbanian
  • tillåtelse, kvar, lämna, lov, ledighet, avsked, kvarlåta, avresaSwedish
  • toka, kuondokaSwahili
  • వెళ్ళిపోTelugu
  • umalísTagalog
  • покинути, покидатиUkrainian
  • چھوڑناUrdu
  • bỏ, rời khỏiVietnamese

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