Synonyms of pass in English

: pass1pass2

pass1


See definition of pass

verb

1‘the traffic passing through the village’

SYNONYMS

go, proceed, move, progress, make one's way, travel, drive, fly

run, flow, course, stream, roll, drift, sweep

ANTONYMS

halt, stop

2‘every time a car passed him, he worried it might be the police’

SYNONYMS

overtake, go past, move past, go by, get ahead of, pull ahead of, go ahead of

outstrip, outdistance, lap, leave behind

British overhaul

3‘as time passed, my feelings towards him slowly changed’

SYNONYMS

elapse, go by, go past, proceed, progress, advance, wear on, slip by, slip away, roll by, glide by, tick by

4‘he passed the time writing letters’

SYNONYMS

occupy, spend, fill, use, use up, employ, devote, take up, while away, beguile

kill, waste, fritter, dissipate

5‘pass me the salt, please’

SYNONYMS

hand, let someone have, give, hand over, hand round, reach

transfer, convey, deliver

throw, toss

informal chuck, bung

6‘he passed the ball back to the goalkeeper’

SYNONYMS

kick, hit, throw, head, lob, loft

7‘on her death in 1865, the estate passed to her grandson’

SYNONYMS

be transferred, be made over, be turned over, be signed over, go, devolve, be left, be bequeathed, be handed down, be handed on, be given, be consigned, be passed on

8‘his death passed almost unnoticed’

SYNONYMS

happen, occur, take place, come about, transpire

literary befall

rare eventuate

9‘the storm passed as quickly as it had begun’

SYNONYMS

come to an end, cease to exist, fade, fade away, melt away, blow over, run its course, ebb, die out, evaporate, vanish, peter out, draw to a close, disappear, finish, end, cease, terminate

rare evanish

10‘God's peace passes all human understanding’

SYNONYMS

surpass, exceed, go beyond, transcend, outdo, surmount, outstrip

11‘he passed the entrance exam’

SYNONYMS

be successful in, succeed in, gain a pass in, get through, come through, meet the requirements of, pass muster in

qualify, graduate

informal come up to scratch in, come up to snuff in, sail through, scrape through

ANTONYMS

fail

12‘the Senate passed the defence bill by seventy votes to sixteen’

SYNONYMS

approve, vote for, accept, ratify, adopt, carry, agree to, authorize, sanction, endorse, validate, legalize, put into effect, enact

informal OK

ANTONYMS

reject

13‘there was no way she could let that comment pass’

SYNONYMS

go unnoticed, go unheeded, stand, go, be accepted, go unremarked, go undisputed, go uncensored

14‘I'm hardly in a position to pass judgement on her’

SYNONYMS

declare, pronounce, utter, express, deliver, issue, set forth

15‘he felt a stinging sensation every time he passed urine’

SYNONYMS

discharge, excrete, eliminate, evacuate, expel, emit, void, release, let out


noun

1‘you can only get in if you have a pass’

SYNONYMS

permit, warrant, authorization, licence

passport, visa, safe conduct, exeat

free ticket, free admission, complimentary ticket

rare laissez-passer

2‘a cross-field pass’

SYNONYMS

kick, hit, throw, shot, header


Synonyms of pass in English

: pass1pass2

pass2


See definition of pass

noun

1‘a pass through the mountains’

SYNONYMS

route, way, road, narrow road, passage, cut, gap, gorge, canyon, ravine, gully, defile, col, couloir

Scottish bealach

North American notch


Phrases

    come to pass

      ‘such a moment came to pass one fateful Saturday back in 1985’

      SYNONYMS

      happen, come about, occur, transpire, arise

      literary

      befall

    pass away/on

      ‘she passed away peacefully in her sleep’

      See die
    pass as/for

      ‘she could easily pass for someone half her age’

      SYNONYMS

      be mistaken for, be taken for, be regarded as, be accepted as

    pass off

      1‘the rally passed off peacefully’

      SYNONYMS

      take place, go off, happen, occur, be carried though, be completed, be brought to a conclusion, be accomplished

      turn out, fall out, pan out

      North American

      go down

      2‘when the dizziness passed off he sat up and looked at his watch’

      SYNONYMS

      wear off, come to an end, fade, fade away, pass, disappear, vanish, die down, ebb

    pass someone off

      ‘he added Natasha's name to his passport, passing her off as his daughter’

      SYNONYMS

      misrepresent, falsely represent, give a false identity to

      disguise, dress up

    pass out

      ‘she probably banged her head when she passed out’

      SYNONYMS

      faint, collapse, lose consciousness, black out, keel over

      informal

      flake out, conk out

      literary

      swoon

    pass something over

      ‘the court cannot possibly pass over these offences’

      SYNONYMS

      disregard, overlook, ignore, avoid considering, not take into consideration, forget, pay no attention to, let pass, let go, gloss over, take no notice of, pay no heed to, take no account of, close one's eyes to, turn a deaf ear to, turn a blind eye to, omit, skip

      archaic

      overleap

    pass something up

      ‘I can't pass up a bargain like this, can I?’

      SYNONYMS

      fail to take advantage of, turn down, reject, refuse, decline, deny oneself, give up, forgo, let go by, let pass, miss, miss out on, ignore, brush aside, dismiss, waive, spurn, neglect, abandon

      informal

      give something a miss

    come to a pretty pass

      ‘things have come to a pretty pass if the tabloids are influencing England's selection policy’

      SYNONYMS

      reach a bad state, reach a regrettable state, reach a bad state of affairs, reach a regrettable state of affairs, be in a worrying state, be in a sad plight, be in troubled circumstances, be in dire straits

      informal

      be in a hole, be in a pickle

    make a pass at

      ‘I bet he made a pass at Elizabeth’

      SYNONYMS

      make sexual advances to, make advances to, make sexual overtures to, proposition, make a sexual approach to

      informal

      come on to, make a play for

      North American informal

      hit on, make time with, put the make on

      dated

      make love to