Synonyms of leave in English

: leave1leave2

leave1


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verb

1‘I left the hotel’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

arrive, come, stay

2‘the next morning we left for Leicester’

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

3‘he's left his wife’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

stay in

5‘she left her handbag on a bus’

SYNONYMS
leave behind, omit to take, forget, lose, mislay

6‘I thought I'd leave it to the experts’

SYNONYMS
entrust, hand over, pass on, refer
delegate
assign, consign, allot, give, commit

7‘when he died he left her £100,000’

SYNONYMS
bequeath, will, endow, hand down, transfer, convey, make over
demise, devise

8‘the speech left some feelings of disappointment’

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

Synonyms of leave in English

: leave1leave2

leave2


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noun

1‘the judge granted leave to appeal’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
break, time off, furlough, sabbatical, annual leave, leave of absence, a day off, a month off, a week off, leisure time, respite, breathing space
recess
British holiday, bank holiday, half-term
North American vacation
British informal hols, vac
North American informal vacay

3‘if you will excuse me, I will now take my leave of you’

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

Phrases

    leave off

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


    SYNONYMS
    stop, cease, finish, desist from, keep from, break off, lay off, give up, discontinue, refrain from, restrain oneself from, hold back from, swear off, resist the temptation to, stop oneself from, withhold from, eschew
    conclude, terminate, suspend, bring to an end, renounce, forswear, forbear, relinquish
    North American quit
    informal give over, knock off, jack something in
    ANTONYMS

    continue, go on

    leave someone in the lurch

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


    SYNONYMS
    leave in trouble, let down, leave helpless, leave stranded, leave high and dry, abandon, desert, betray
    North American informal bail on
    archaic forsake
    ANTONYMS

    help, support, come to the aid of

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


    SYNONYMS
    abandon, desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one's back on, cast aside, break with, break up with
    jilt, strand, leave stranded, throw over
    informal run out on, walk out on, dump, ditch
    British informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off
    archaic forsake
    ANTONYMS

    stick by

    leave someone or something out

    1‘Adam left out the address on the letter’


    SYNONYMS
    miss out, omit, omit by accident, fail to include, overlook, pass over, neglect to notice, leave unnoticed, forget
    skip, miss, jump
    ANTONYMS

    include

    2‘he was left out of the England squad’


    SYNONYMS
    exclude, omit, except, eliminate, drop, count out, disregard, ignore, reject, pass over, neglect, cut out, do away with, bar, debar, keep out
    ANTONYMS

    include