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English noun: leave

1. leave (time) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty


SamplesA ten day's leave to visit his mother.


Synonymsleave of absence


Broader (hypernym)time off


Narrower (hyponym)compassionate leave, furlough, liberty, pass, sabbatical, sabbatical leave, shore leave, sick leave, terminal leave

2. leave (communication) permission to do something


SamplesShe was granted leave to speak.


Broader (hypernym)permission

3. leave (act) the act of departing politely


SamplesHe disliked long farewells.
He took his leave.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.


Synonymsfarewell, leave-taking, parting


Broader (hypernym)departure, going, going away, leaving


Narrower (hyponym)valediction


English verb: leave

1. leave (motion) go away from a place


SamplesAt what time does your train leave?.
She didn't leave until midnight.
The ship leaves at midnight.


ExamplesJohn will leave angry


Synonymsgo away, go forth


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, beetle off, bolt, bolt out, break away, bugger off, bunk, buzz off, come away, decamp, depart, depart, desert, empty, escape, fly the coop, fuck off, get, get out, go out, go out, head for the hills, hightail, hightail it, lam, linger, part, pop off, pull out, quit, ride away, ride off, run, run away, run off, run out, rush away, rush off, scarper, scat, scram, set forth, set off, set out, skip, slip away, sneak away, sneak off, sneak out, start, start out, steal away, take leave, take off, take to the woods, tarry, turn tail, vacate, vamoose, walk away, walk off, walk out


Verb groupdepart, exit, get out, go out, leave, leave, pull up stakes


Antonymsarrive, come, get

2. leave (cognition) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness


SamplesShe left a mess when she moved out.
His good luck finally left him.
Her husband left her after 20 years of marriage.
She wept thinking she had been left behind.


ExamplesThey leave the people the food, They leave the money in the closet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake, jilt


Verb groupforget, leave

3. leave (stative) act or be so as to become in a specified state


SamplesThe inflation left them penniless.
The president's remarks left us speechless.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)get, make


Verb grouplead, leave, result

4. leave (change) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking


SamplesLeave it as is.
Leave the young fawn alone.
Leave the flowers that you see in the park behind.


Synonymsleave alone, leave behind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)forbear, refrain


Narrower (hyponym)let


Verb groupleave

5. leave (motion) move out of or depart from


SamplesLeave the room.
The fugitive has left the country.


ExamplesThe men leave the boat


Synonymsexit, get out, go out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)depart, eject, fall out, file out, get off, get off, go, go away, hop out, log off, log out, pop out, step out, undock


Verb groupgo away, go forth, leave


Antonymscome in, enter, get in, go in, go into, move into, get into

6. leave (stative) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain


SamplesThis leaves no room for improvement.
The evidence allows only one conclusion.
Allow for mistakes.
Leave lots of time for the trip.
This procedure provides for lots of leeway.


Synonymsallow, allow for, provide


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)afford, give, yield


Verb groupadmit, allow

7. leave (stative) have as a result or residue


SamplesThe water left a mark on the silk dress.
Her blood left a stain on the napkin.


Synonymslead, result


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring about, give rise, produce


Narrower (hyponym)lead


Verb groupleave, leave

8. leave (social) remove oneself from an association with or participation in


SamplesShe wants to leave.
The teenager left home.
She left her position with the Red Cross.
He left the Senate after two terms.
After 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes.


ExamplesThey leave the countryside


Synonymsdepart, pull up stakes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)drop out, leave office, quit, resign, step down


Verb groupgo away, go forth, leave

9. leave (possession) put into the care or protection of someone


SamplesHe left the decision to his deputy.
Leave your child the nurse's care.


ExamplesThey leave the money to them , They leave them the money


Synonymsentrust


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over

10. leave (possession) leave or give by will after one's death


SamplesMy aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry.
My grandfather left me his entire estate.


ExamplesThey leave the money to them , They leave them the money


Synonymsbequeath, will


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)gift, give, present


Narrower (hyponym)devise, entail, fee-tail, pass on, remember


Verb groupgive, impart, leave, leave, leave behind, pass on


Antonymsdisinherit, disown

11. leave (stative) have left or have as a remainder


SamplesThat left the four of us.
19 minus 8 leaves 11.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have


Verb grouplead, leave, leave, leave alone, leave behind, result

12. leave (change) be survived by after one's death


SamplesHe left six children.
At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats.


ExamplesSam cannot leave Sue


Synonymsleave behind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)widow


Entailbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Verb groupbequeath, leave, leave behind, will

13. leave (possession) transmit (knowledge or skills)


SamplesGive a secret to the Russians.
Leave your name and address here.
Impart a new skill to the students.


Synonymsgive, impart, pass on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)convey


Verb groupbequeath, give, leave, will

14. leave (cognition) leave behind unintentionally


SamplesI forgot my umbrella in the restaurant.
I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors.


ExamplesThey leave the money in the closet


Synonymsforget


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lose


Verb groupleave









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