Synonyms of pass in English:



  • 1 the traffic passing through the village
    go, proceed, move, progress, make one's way, travel, drive, fly; run, flow, course, stream, roll, drift, sweep
    [Antonyms] halt stop
  • 2 every time a car passed him, he worried it might be the police
    overtake, go past, move past, go by, get ahead of, pull ahead of, go ahead of; outstrip, outdistance, lap, leave behind; Britishoverhaul
  • 3 as time passed, my feelings towards him slowly changed
    elapse, go by, go past, proceed, progress, advance, wear on, slip by, slip away, roll by, glide by, tick by
  • 4 he passed the time writing letters
    occupy, spend, fill, use (up), employ, devote, take up, while away, beguile; kill, waste, fritter, dissipate
  • 5 pass me the salt, please
    hand, let someone have, give, hand over, hand round, reach; transfer, convey, deliver; throw, toss
    informal chuck, bung
  • 6 he passed the ball back to the goalkeeper
    kick, hit, throw, head, lob, loft
  • 7 on her death in 1865, the estate passed to her grandson
    be transferred, be made over, be turned over, be signed over, go, devolve, be left, be bequeathed, be handed down/on, be given, be consigned, be passed on
  • 8 his death passed almost unnoticed
  • 9 the storm passed as quickly as it had begun
    come to an end, cease to exist, fade, fade away, melt away, blow over, run its course, ebb, die out, evaporate, vanish, peter out, draw to a close, disappear, finish, end, cease, terminate
    rare evanish
  • 10 God's peace passes all human understanding
    surpass, exceed, go beyond, transcend, outdo, surmount, outstrip
  • 11 he passed the entrance exam
    be successful in, succeed in, gain a pass in, get through, come through, meet the requirements of, pass muster in; qualify, graduate
    informal come up to scratch in, come up to snuff in, sail through, scrape through
    [Antonyms] fail
  • 12 the Senate passed the defence bill by seventy votes to sixteen
    approve, vote for, accept, ratify, adopt, carry, agree to, authorize, sanction, endorse, validate, legalize, put into effect, enact
    informal OK
    [Antonyms] reject
  • 13 there was no way she could let that comment pass
    go unnoticed, go unheeded, stand, go, be accepted, go unremarked, go undisputed, go uncensored
  • 14 I'm hardly in a position to pass judgement on her
    declare, pronounce, utter, express, deliver, issue, set forth
  • 15 he felt a stinging sensation every time he passed urine
    discharge, excrete, eliminate, evacuate, expel, emit, void, release, let out
  • Phrases

    come to pass

    such a moment came to pass one fateful Saturday back in 1985happencome aboutoccurtranspirearise literarybefall

    pass away/on

    she passed away peacefully in her sleep See die

    pass as/for

    she could easily pass for someone half her agebe mistaken forbe taken forbe regarded asbe accepted as

    pass off

  • 1 the rally passed off peacefully
    take place, go off, happen, occur, be carried though, be completed, be brought to a conclusion, be accomplished; turn out, fall out, pan out; North Americango down
  • 2 when the dizziness passed off he sat up and looked at his watch
    wear off, come to an end, fade, fade away, pass, disappear, vanish, die down, ebb
  • pass someone off

    he added Natasha's name to his passport, passing her off as his daughtermisrepresentfalsely representgive a false identity todisguisedress up

    pass out

    she probably banged her head when she passed outfaintcollapselose consciousnessblack outkeel over informalflake outconk out literaryswoon

    pass something over

    the court cannot possibly pass over these offencesdisregardoverlookignoreavoid consideringnot take into considerationforgetpay no attention tolet passlet gogloss overtake no notice ofpay no heed totake no account ofclose one's eyes toturn a deaf ear toturn a blind eye toomitskip archaicoverleap

    pass something up

    I can't pass up a bargain like this, can I?fail to take advantage ofturn downrejectrefusedeclinedeny oneselfgive upforgolet go bylet passmissmiss out onignorebrush asidedismisswaivespurnneglectabandon informalgive something a miss


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  • 1 you can only get in if you have a pass
    permit, warrant, authorization, licence; passport, visa, safe conduct, exeat; free ticket, free admission, complimentary ticket
  • 2 a cross-field pass
    kick, hit, throw, shot, header
  • Phrases

    come to a pretty pass

    things have come to a pretty pass if the tabloids are influencing England's selection policyreach a regrettable/bad state (of affairs)be in a worrying statebe in a sad plightbe in troubled circumstancesbe in dire straits informalbe in a pickle/hole

    make a pass at

    I bet he made a pass at Elizabethmake sexual advances tomake advances tomake sexual overtures topropositionmake a sexual approach to informalcome on tomake a play forNorth American informalhit onmake time withput the make on datedmake love to

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  • a pass through the mountains
    route, way, road, narrow road, passage, cut, gap, gorge, canyon, ravine, gully, defile, col, couloir; Scottishbealach; North Americannotch
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