Synonyms of pass in English

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pass1


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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


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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’


    SYNONYMS

    die, lose one's life, depart this life, expire, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, lay down one's life, be no more, perish, be lost, go the way of the flesh, go the way of all flesh, go to glory, go to one's last resting place, go to meet one's maker, cross the great divide, cross the Styx

    informal

    give up the ghost, kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, flatline, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up, shuffle off this mortal coil, go the way of the dinosaurs

    push up the daisies, be six feet under

    British informal

    snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs, hop the stick, hop the twig

    North American informal

    bite the big one, buy the farm, check out, hand in one's dinner pail

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    go bung

    literary

    exit

    archaic

    decease

    ANTONYMS

    live, survive

    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 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 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 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 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