Synonyms of leave in English

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leave1


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verb

1‘I left the hotel’

SYNONYMS

depart from, go away from, go from, withdraw from, retire from, take oneself off from, exit from, take one's leave of, pull out of, quit, be gone from, decamp from, disappear from, abandon, vacate, absent oneself from, evacuate

say one's farewells, say one's goodbyes, make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, check out

abscond from, run away from, fly from, bolt from, go AWOL, take French leave

informal push off, shove off, cut, cut and run, do a bunk, do a disappearing act, split, vamoose, scoot, clear off, take off, make tracks, up sticks, pack one's bags, flit

British informal sling one's hook

ANTONYMS

arrive, come, stay

2‘the next morning we left for Leicester’

SYNONYMS

set off, head, make, begin one's journey, set sail

3‘he's left his wife’

SYNONYMS

abandon, desert, discard, turn one's back on, cast aside, cast off, jilt, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry, throw over, leave stranded, brush off

informal dump, ditch, chuck, drop, walk out on, run out on, rat on, leave flat

British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off

archaic forsake

ANTONYMS

stay with

4‘he left his job in November’

SYNONYMS

quit, give up, abandon, move from, resign from, retire from, bow out of, step down from, withdraw from, get out of, pull out of, back out of

ANTONYMS

stay in

5‘she left her handbag on a bus’

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leave behind, omit to take, forget, lose, mislay

6‘I thought I'd leave it to the experts’

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entrust, hand over, pass on, refer

delegate

assign, consign, allot, give, commit

7‘when he died he left her £100,000’

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bequeath, will, endow, hand down, transfer, convey, make over

demise, devise

8‘the speech left some feelings of disappointment’

SYNONYMS

cause, produce, generate, give rise to, result in


Synonyms of leave in English

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leave2


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noun

1‘the judge granted leave to appeal’

SYNONYMS

permission, consent, authorization, sanction, warrant, dispensation, concession, indulgence, approval, clearance, blessing, agreement, backing, assent, acceptance, confirmation, ratification, mandate, licence, acquiescence, concurrence, liberty, freedom

informal the go-ahead, the green light, the OK, the rubber stamp

2‘he was on leave from the Royal Engineers’

SYNONYMS

holiday, break, time off, furlough, sabbatical, leave of absence, a day off, a month off, a week off, leisure time, respite, breathing space

half-term, bank holiday, recess

North American vacation

informal hols, vac

North American informal vacay

3‘if you will excuse me, I will now take my leave of you’

SYNONYMS

departure, leaving, leave-taking, parting, withdrawal, exit, farewell, goodbye, adieu, valediction


Phrases

    leave someone in the lurch

      ‘up to ninety farmers will be left in the lurch following the decision to stop funding’

      SYNONYMS

      abandon, desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one's back on, cast aside, break with, break up with

      jilt, strand, leave stranded, throw over

      informal

      run out on, walk out on, dump, ditch

      British informal

      give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off

      archaic

      forsake

      ANTONYMS

      stick by

      lurch

      ‘I wouldn't have left the club if it meant leaving them in the lurch’

      SYNONYMS

      leave in trouble, let down, leave helpless, leave stranded, leave high and dry, abandon, desert, betray

      North American informal

      bail on

      archaic

      forsake

      ANTONYMS

      help, support, come to the aid of

      lurch
    leave off

      ‘I wish he would leave off hanging around with them’

      SYNONYMS

      stop, cease, finish, desist from, keep from, break off, lay off, give up, discontinue, refrain from, restrain oneself from, hold back from, swear off, resist the temptation to, stop oneself from, withhold from, eschew

      informal

      conclude, terminate, suspend, bring to an end, renounce, forswear, forbear, relinquish

      North American informal

      quit

      informal

      give over, knock off, jack something in

      ANTONYMS

      continue, go on

    leave someone/something out

      1‘Adam left out the address on the letter’

      SYNONYMS

      miss out, omit, omit by accident, fail to include, overlook, pass over, neglect to notice, leave unnoticed, forget

      skip, miss, jump

      ANTONYMS

      include

      2‘he was left out of the England squad’

      SYNONYMS

      exclude, omit, except, eliminate, drop, count out, disregard, ignore, reject, pass over, neglect, cut out, do away with, bar, debar, keep out

      ANTONYMS

      include