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Synonyms for refuge
ˈrɛf yudʒrefuge

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  1. refugenoun

    sanctuary, zoar, haven

  2. refugenoun

    A state of safety, protection or shelter

    zoar, sanctuary, haven

  3. refugenoun

    A place providing safety, protection or shelter

    zoar, sanctuary, haven

  4. refugenoun

    Something or someone turned to for safety or assistance; a recourse or resort

    sanctuary, haven, zoar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refuge

    protection, shelter, harbor, asylum, retreat, covert, hospitality, sanctuary, hiding-place

    exposure, inhospitableness, peril, pitfall, snare, scylla, charybdis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. safety, refugenoun

    a safe place

    "He ran to safety"

    prophylactic, condom, sanctuary, safety, safe, resort, guard, asylum, recourse, rubber, base hit, safety device

  2. recourse, refuge, resortnoun

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

    "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"

    repair, sanctuary, resort, stamping ground, asylum, holiday resort, hangout, recourse, resort hotel, haunt, safety

  3. refuge, sanctuary, asylumnoun

    a shelter from danger or hardship

    insane asylum, chancel, sanctuary, resort, mental institution, asylum, mental hospital, bema, institution, recourse, psychiatric hospital, mental home, safety

  4. recourse, resort, refugenoun

    act of turning to for assistance

    "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

    repair, sanctuary, resort, stamping ground, asylum, hangout, holiday resort, resort hotel, recourse, haunt, safety

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refugenoun

    shelter, safety, security, protection

  2. refugenoun

    asylum, retreat, sanctuary, harbor, place of safety, place of refuge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refugenoun

    stronghold, asylum, retreat, covert, shelter, protection, security, guard, expedient, device, shift, resort

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "refuge":

    sanctuary, haven, shelter, asylum, refugium, refugio, refugia, refugee, resort

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How to use refuge in a sentence?

  1. Killer Mike:

    I am duty-bound to be here to simply say that it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy, it is your duty to fortify your own house so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organization.

  2. Jawahar Lal Neheru:

    When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    As we spend time with our families this holiday season, we who are parents should ask ourselves what we would do if our children faced the danger and violence these children do? How far would we go to protect them? we need to take steps to protect children and families seeking refuge here, not cast them out.

  5. Vilma Maldonado:

    Sometimes I think he's dead, but then I seek refuge in God and try to think the opposite and ask God to take these ideas out of my mind because if I'm trusting God you have to have faith that my son is still alive.

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