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Synonyms for transfer
trænsˈfɜr, ˈtræns fər; ˈtræns fər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance(noun)

    the act of moving something from one location to another

    exaltation, fare, carry-over, transference, imparting, tape transport, transport, impartation, rapture, transportation, transit, deportation, shipping, exile, ecstasy, tape drive, transfer of training, transportation system, conveying, transferee, conveyancing, conveyance of title, transferral, conveyance, raptus, expatriation

  2. transfer, transferee(noun)

    someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

    "the best student was a transfer from LSU"

    carry-over, transference, transferee, conveyance, transportation, transferral, transfer of training, transport

  3. transfer, transference(noun)

    the act of transfering something from one form to another

    "the transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise"

    carry-over, transference, transferee, conveyance, transportation, transferral, transfer of training, transport

  4. transfer(noun)

    a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances

    carry-over, transference, transferee, conveyance, transportation, transferral, transfer of training, transport

  5. transfer, transfer of training, carry-over(noun)

    application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

    carry-over, transference, transferee, conveyance, transportation, transferral, transfer of training, carry-forward, transport

  6. transfer, transference(verb)

    transferring ownership

    carry-over, transference, transferee, conveyance, transportation, transferral, transfer of training, transport

  7. transfer, reassign(verb)

    transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

    transmit, change, shift, channelize, channel, transplant, remove, channelise, transpose, transport, reassign

  8. transfer(verb)

    move from one place to another

    "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"

    transmit, change, shift, channelize, channel, transplant, remove, channelise, transpose, transport, reassign

  9. transplant, transfer(verb)

    lift and reset in another soil or situation

    "Transplant the young rice plants"

    change, shift, channelise, channel, transplant, channelize, remove, transport, transpose, graft, transmit, reassign

  10. transfer, shift(verb)

    move around

    "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

    reassign, change, agitate, budge, channel, careen, transplant, transport, remove, transpose, stir, reposition, tilt, wobble, pitch, channelize, shift, transmit, lurch, switch, channelise, change over, dislodge

  11. transfer(verb)

    cause to change ownership

    "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

    transmit, change, shift, channelize, channel, transplant, remove, channelise, transpose, transport, reassign

  12. transfer, change(verb)

    change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

    "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"

    reassign, alter, interchange, vary, channel, transplant, transport, remove, modify, transpose, change, commute, shift, exchange, channelize, transmit, convert, switch, channelise, deepen

  13. transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise(verb)

    send from one person or place to another

    "transmit a message"

    ship, canalise, beam, delight, ravish, transpose, impart, enthrall, head, guide, maneuver, point, change, channelize, enthral, channelise, canalize, enrapture, steer, channel, carry, manoeuver, transport, manoeuvre, direct, transplant, communicate, broadcast, shift, convey, conduct, air, send, enchant, remove, reassign, transmit

  14. remove, transfer(verb)

    shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

    "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"

    reassign, change, bump off, channelize, take away, withdraw, slay, dispatch, absent, channel, polish off, get rid of, remove, move out, transplant, off, transport, murder, shift, transpose, hit, take, channelise, take out, transmit

  15. transfer, transpose, transplant(verb)

    transfer from one place or period to another

    "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"

    reassign, change, interchange, channel, permute, transplant, transport, remove, transpose, commute, shift, channelize, transmit, channelise, graft, counterchange


  1. transfer(noun)

    transference, transferal

  2. transfer(noun)

    To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.

    transference, transferal, carry over, onpass, move

  3. transfer(noun)

    To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another.

    transference, transferal, copy, transpose

  4. transfer(verb)

    To be or become transferred.

    transference, transferal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transfer

    Convey, transmit, and transport all imply delivery at a destination; as, I will convey the information to your friend; air conveys sound (to a listener); carry does not necessarily imply delivery, and often does not admit of it. A man carries an appearance, conveys an impression, the appearance remaining his own, the impression being given to another; I will transmit the letter; transport the goods. A horse carries his mane and tail, but does not convey them. Transfer may or may not imply delivery to another person; as, items may be transferred from one account to another or a word transferred to the following line. In law, real estate, which can not be moved, is conveyed by simply transferring title and possession. Transport usually refers to material, transfer, transmit, and convey may refer to immaterial objects; we transfer possession, transmit intelligence, convey ideas, but do not transport them. In the case of convey the figurative sense now predominates. Compare CARRY.

    carry, change, change, convey, give, move, remove, sell, shift, transmit, transport

    cling to, hold, keep, possess, preserve, retain

    Convey to a friend, a purchaser, etc.; convey from the house to the station; convey by express, by hand, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. transfer

    convey, transport, remove, sell, assign, remand, make over, transplant, give, alienate, translate, transmit, forward, exchange

    retain, withhold, fix, appropriate, keep

Editors Contribution

  1. conway

    Submitted by anonymous on May 10, 2020  
  2. energy transfer

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  
  3. reassignment

    change to another location

    an example of reassignment is being taking off of a project to focus on something else.

    Submitted by rinat on February 16, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. transfer(v. a.)

    transport, carry, convey, transmit, TRANSLATE

  2. transfer(v. a.)

    remove, transplant

  3. transfer(v. a.)

    alienate, abalienate, demise, consign, devolve, convey, make over, deliver over

  4. transfer(n.)

    alienation, abalienation, demise, conveyance, transferrence

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How to use transfer in a sentence?

  1. Paul Lewis:

    When anybody dies it's a tragedy. We don't want anybody to die because we transfer detainees, however, it's the best judgment and the considered judgment of this administration and the previous administration that ... we should close Gitmo.

  2. Elena Kagan:

    What matters instead is whether the felon will have the ability to use or direct the use of his firearms after the transfer.

  3. John McCain:

    John McCain said. Last weekend, the Obama administration sent six Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees as part of Guantanamo Bay plan to depopulate the camp prior to its closure. Four of the former detainees -- Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Hussain Shaabaan, Omar Mahmoud Faraj, and Jihad Diyab -- are Syrian nationals, while Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy is Tunisian, and Mohammed Tahanmatan is Palestinian, according to Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby. RELATED : GOP congressman : We' ought to rethink' Gitmo transfer policy I just don't think that is trustworthy, i am very concerned.

  4. Tanguy Van Overstraeten:

    If the judges come to the situation where Safe Harbour is not valid then it could be reopening the whole story and that, for many thousands of U.S. companies, would be very difficult because that could mean that in fact the basis of the transfer of data by them would be invalid.

  5. Fereydun Faruk Shahin:

    They just said why didn't you go to Slovakia? Verbally. That's it, you're out, you missed your transfer so you can't get back in.

Translations for transfer

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  • انتقال, حولArabic
  • převézt, převod, přenos, přepsat, přenéstCzech
  • forflyttelse, overdrage, overflytning, flytning, transport, stige om, overføre, skifte, forflytte, overførselDanish
  • Versetzung, übertragen, Überweisung, ÜbertragungGerman
  • μεταφέρομαι, μετατίθομαι, μετακινώ, μεταποτύπωση, μεταβίβαση, μετακινούμαι, μεταφέρω, χαλκομανία, μεταβιβάζομαι, μεταθέτω, μεταφορά, μεταβιβάζωGreek
  • delokigoEsperanto
  • calco, calcar, transferir, impreso, transferencia, imprimirSpanish
  • ترافرست, ترانسفرPersian
  • siirtää, siirto, siirtokuva, siirtyäFinnish
  • transfert, transférerFrench
  • thoir thairisScottish Gaelic
  • traslado, trasladarGalician
  • áthurcolkodik, átszállít, átmegy, átmásol, átköltözik, áttesz, áthelyez, átnyom, átvisz, átruházHungarian
  • trasferirsi, trasferimento, passare, trasferire, trasferimento bancario, decalcare, bonifico, ricalcare, conferireItalian
  • 移す, 転勤, 運ぶ, 乗り換える, 移動Japanese
  • 옮기다Korean
  • trānsmoveō, translatioLatin
  • whakawhitiMāori
  • സ്ഥലംമാറ്റംMalayalam
  • verplaatsen, overplaatsenDutch
  • transferir, transferênciaPortuguese
  • transferaRomanian
  • трансферт, переносить, переход, перенести, переводRussian
  • överföraSwedish
  • బదిలీTelugu
  • แปลThai
  • transfer, transfer etmekTurkish

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