Synonyms of pass in English:



  • 1 the traffic passing through the village
    go, proceed, move, progress, make one's way, travel
    the traffic passing through the village
    [Antonyms] stop
  • 2 a car passed him
    overtake, go past/by, pull ahead of, overhaul, leave behind
    informal leapfrog
  • 4 he passed the time writing letters
    occupy, spend, fill, use (up), employ, while away
  • 5 pass me the salt
    hand (over), give, reach
  • 6 Max passed the ball back
    kick, hit, throw, lob
  • 7 her estate passed to her grandson
    be transferred, go, be left, be bequeathed, be handed down/on, be passed on; Law devolve
  • 9 the storm passed
    abate, fade (away), come to an end, blow over, run its course, die out, finish, end, cease, subside
  • 10 nature's complexity passes all human understanding
    surpass, exceed, transcend
  • 11 he passed the exam
    be successful in, succeed in, gain a pass in, get through
    informal sail through, scrape through
    he passed the exam
    [Antonyms] fail
  • 13 she could not let that comment pass
    go (unnoticed), stand, go unremarked, go undisputed
  • 14 we should not pass judgment
    declare, pronounce, utter, express, deliver, issue


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  • 2 a perfectly executed pass
    kick, hit, throw, cross, lateral (pass)


come to pass

literary it came to pass that Dorothy left Roberto happencome aboutoccurtranspirearise literarybefall

make a pass at

are you accusing him of making a pass at you? make (sexual) advances toproposition informalcome on tomake a play forhit onmake time withput the make on

pass away/on

pass as/for

I really think you could pass for an attorney be mistaken forbe taken forbe accepted as

pass off

he tried to pass her off as his daughter misrepresentfalsely representdisguise

pass out

this heat could make anyone pass out faintlose consciousnessblack out

pass over

many a great movie has been passed over by the Academy disregardoverlookignorepay no attention tolet passgloss overtake no notice ofpay no heed toturn a blind eye to

pass up

I should never have passed up my chance to go to Rome turn downrejectrefusedeclinegive upforgolet passmiss (out on) informalgive something a miss

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  • 1 a pass through the mountains
    route, way, road, passage, cut, gap, notch

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