Synonyms of borrow in English:

borrow


See definition of borrow

verb

1‘they borrowed a lot of money from the bank’

SYNONYMS
take as a loan, ask for the loan of, receive as a loan, use temporarily, have temporarily
lease, hire
informal cadge, scrounge, sponge, beg, bum, touch someone for
British informal scab
Scottish informal sorn on someone for
North American informal mooch
Australian, New Zealand informal bludge
ANTONYMS

lend

2‘his workmates had ‘borrowed’ all his tools’

SYNONYMS
take, take for oneself, help oneself to, use as one's own, abscond with, carry off, appropriate, commandeer, abstract
steal, purloin, shoplift
informal filch, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, snaffle, snitch
British informal nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, bag, blag
North American informal heist, glom
Australian, New Zealand informal snavel
West Indian informal tief
archaic crib, hook

3‘adventurous chefs borrow foreign techniques where appropriate’

SYNONYMS
adopt, take on, take in, take over, acquire, embrace