Synonyms of borrow in English:



  • 1 we borrowed a lot of money
    take as a loan; lease, hire
    informal scrounge, bum, cadge, mooch
    [Antonyms] lend
  • 2 informal they “borrowed” all of his tools
    take, help oneself to, appropriate, commandeer, abscond with, carry off; steal, purloin
    informal filch, rob, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, “liberate”, pinch, heist
  • 3 adventurous chefs borrow foreign techniques
    adopt, take on, acquire, embrace
    [Antonyms] impart
  • Quote

    Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing.

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