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English noun: refuge

1. refuge (location) a safe place

SamplesHe ran to safety.


Broader (hypernym)area, country

Narrower (hyponym)harborage, harbourage

2. refuge (attribute) something or someone turned to for assistance or security

SamplesHis only recourse was the police.
Took refuge in lying.

Synonymsrecourse, resort

Broader (hypernym)resource

Narrower (hyponym)shadow

3. refuge (artifact) a shelter from danger or hardship

Synonymsasylum, sanctuary

Broader (hypernym)shelter

Narrower (hyponym)harbor, harbour, safe house, safehold

4. refuge (act) act of turning to for assistance

SamplesHave recourse to the courts.
An appeal to his uncle was his last resort.

Synonymsrecourse, resort

Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help

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