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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
leave (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) (1) - bequeath devise left a fortune to his son
(2) to have remaining after one's death - leaves a widow and two children
b) to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect - oil leaves a stain the wound left an ugly scar
2.
a) to cause or allow to be or remain in a specified condition - leave the door open his manner left me cold
b) to fail to include or take along - left the notes at home the movie leaves a lot out
c) to have as a remainder - 4 from 7 leaves 3
d) to permit to be or remain subject to another's action or control - just leave everything to me
e) - let
f) to cause or allow to be or remain available - leave room for expansion left myself an out
3.
a) to go away from - depart leave the room
b) - desert abandon left his wife
c) to terminate association with withdraw from - left school before graduation
4.
intransitive verb
to put, deposit, or deliver before or in the process of departing - I left a package for you leave a message - set out depart
leave (noun)
1.
a) permission to do something
b) authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment
2.
an act of - leaving departure
leave (verb)
intransitive verb
- leaf
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
leave (noun)
1.
a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended
SYNONIMS:
break, holiday, hols, leave, recess
RELATED WORDS:
sabbatical; furlough, liberty; breather, relaxation, respite, rest; interim, intermission, interval; feast, holy day, legal holiday; idling, loafing, lounging, slacking
leave (noun)
2.
the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something
SYNONIMS:
allowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license ( licence), sanction, sufferance, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK ( okay); accord, grant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo ( tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusion
interdiction, prohibition, proscription
leave (noun)
3.
the act of leaving a place
SYNONIMS:
decamping, decampment, departing, exit, exiting, farewell, going, leave, leave-taking, lighting out, outgo, parting, quitting, walking out
RELATED WORDS:
flight, retirement, retreat, running away, withdrawal; diaspora, emigration, evacuation, exodus; embarkation, embarkment; disembarkation, egress; abandonment, forsaking, relinquishment
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coming; approach, entrance, ingress
advent, appearance, arrival
leave (verb)
1.
to cause to remain behind
SYNONIMS:
abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quit, strand
RELATED WORDS:
discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglect
walk away from, walk out on
NEAR ANTONYMS:
harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, save
reclaim
leave (verb)
2.
to give by means of a will
SYNONIMS:
bequeath, will
RELATED WORDS:
deed; hand down, hand on, pass (down); devise
leave (verb)
3.
to give up (a job or office)
SYNONIMS:
bag, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from)
RELATED WORDS:
abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hire (out on)
stay (at)
leave (verb)
4.
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
SYNONIMS:
commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust ( intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vest
RELATED WORDS:
confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take over
hold, keep, retain
leave (verb)
5.
to end a usually intimate relationship with
SYNONIMS:
blow off, break off (with), dump, jilt, kiss off, leave
RELATED WORDS:
brush (aside off), cold-shoulder, cut, high-hat, slight, snub; abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hook up (with), take; befriend, latch (on onto)
leave (verb)
6.
to give permission to
SYNONIMS:
leave, let, permit
RELATED WORDS:
authorize, commission, empower, license ( licence); approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; free, liberate, release; cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deter, discourage; bar, block, constrain, curb, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent
enjoin, forbid, prohibit
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