Synonyms of asylum in English:


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See Spanish definition of asilo


1‘he appealed to Germany for political asylum’

refuge, sanctuary, shelter, safety, safe keeping, protection, security, immunity
haven, safe haven, retreat, sanctum, harbour, port in a storm, oasis
safe house, fastness, hideaway, hideout, bolthole, foxhole, hiding place, den

2‘his father went mad and was confined to an asylum’

psychiatric hospital, psychiatric unit, hospital, home, institution
informal nuthouse, funny farm, loony bin
North American informal bughouse, booby hatch
dated, offensive mental institution, mental hospital, mental home
archaic bedlam, madhouse