Synonyms of leave in English

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leave1


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verb

1‘I left the hotel’

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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, flee, flee from, fly from, bolt from, go AWOL, take French leave, escape, escape from
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
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arrive, come, stay

2‘the next morning we left for Leicester’

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

3‘he's left his wife’

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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
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stay with

4‘he left his job in November’

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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
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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’

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

Synonyms of leave in English

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noun

1‘the judge granted leave to appeal’

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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’

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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’

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

Phrases

    leave someone in the lurch

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


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    North American informal


    archaic


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    help, support, come to the aid of

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


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    informal


    British informal


    archaic


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    stick by

    leave someone/something out

    1‘Adam left out the address on the letter’


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    ANTONYMS

    include

    2‘he was left out of the England squad’


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    ANTONYMS

    include

    leave off

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


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    informal



    North American


    informal


    ANTONYMS

    continue, go on