Synonyms of leave in English:

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leave 1


  • 1 I left the hotel
    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, be gone from, decamp from, disappear from, vacate, absent oneself from;
    say one's farewells/goodbyes to, quit
    informal push off from, shove off from, clear out/off of, cut and run from, split, vamoose from, scoot from
    [Antonyms] arrive, stay
  • 2 the next morning we left for Taipei
    set off, head, make;
    set sail
  • 3 he's left his wife
    abandon, desert, cast aside, jilt, throw over
    informal dump, ditch, drop, walk/run out on
    literary forsake
    [Antonyms] stay with
  • 4 he left his job in November
    quit, resign from, retire from, step down from, withdraw from, pull out of, give up;
    pack it in, call it quits
  • 5 she left her purse on a bus
    leave behind, forget, lose, mislay
  • 6 I thought I'd leave it to the experts
    entrust, hand over, pass on, refer;
  • 7 he left her $100,000
    bequeath, will, endow, hand down to, make over to
  • 8 the speech left some feelings of disappointment
  • Phrases

    leave someone/something out
  • 1.1 Adam left out the address
    omit, fail to include, overlook, forget;
    skip, miss
  • 2.1 when the roster for Game 2 was drawn up, Harvey was left out
    exclude, omit, pass over;
    eliminate, cut, drop
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    leave 2


  • 1 the judge granted leave to appeal
    permission, consent, authorization, sanction, warrant, dispensation, approval, clearance, blessing, assent, license
    informal the go-ahead, the green light, the OK, the rubber stamp, the nod
  • Phrases

    take one's leave of
    he took his leave of us
    bid farewell to, say goodbye to
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