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See definition of borrow on Dictionary.com
  • verbtake for temporary use
  • verbadopt from another source; appropriate

synonyms for borrow

  • acquire
  • hire
  • obtain
  • rent
  • beg
  • bite
  • bum
  • cadge
  • chisel
  • lift
  • mooch
  • negotiate
  • pawn
  • pledge
  • scrounge
  • soak
  • sponge
  • tap
  • touch
  • accept loan of
  • give a note for
  • hit up
  • raise money
  • run into debt
  • see one's uncle
  • take on loan
  • use temporarily
See also synonyms for: borrowed / borrower / borrowing

antonyms for borrow

MOST RELEVANT
  • forfeit
  • lose
  • give
  • lend
  • pay
  • return
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How to use borrow in a sentence

They uncovered evidence that he had dipped into his clients’ insurance premiums for his own uses and borrowed money to keep his real estate business afloat.
THE MURDER CHICAGO DIDN’T WANT TO SOLVEBY MICK DUMKEFEBRUARY 25, 2021PROPUBLICA
This is not to single you out, “Navigating,” just borrowing you to make a larger point that’s been bugging me a lot lately.
CAROLYN HAX: WHAT IF YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER BFF WERE REALLY JUST BFS?CAROLYN HAXFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This task was borrowed from an old experiment that asked lab subjects to turn little wooden pegs.
AM I BORING YOU? (EP. 225 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 25, 2021FREAKONOMICS
Mobile lending apps have become an easy source of credit for Kenyans who don’t have accounts with banks and other traditional financial institutions, or the regular income needed to borrow from such establishments.
KENYA IS PREPARING TO CRACK DOWN ON A FLOOD OF HIGH-INTEREST LOAN APPSCARLOS MUREITHIFEBRUARY 22, 2021QUARTZ
Then again, the glory of American cuisine is the way it borrows from other cultures and comes up with something all its own.
FRESH REASONS TO RETURN TO 1789, ONE OF D.C.’S OLDEST RESTAURANTSTOM SIETSEMAFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the husband came over to borrow two eggs for a cake his wife was making, I had my robotic vacuum on the counter as I was cleaning it.
MISS MANNERS: NEIGHBOR PROMISED A REPLACEMENT FOR VACUUM PLAYMATEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ceramic heaters borrow from this method, using an internal, self-regulating ceramic element and fan to quickly heat a room.
BEST SPACE HEATER: STAY WARM IN EVERY SPACE, FROM THE GARAGE TO THE BASEMENTCARSEN JOENKFEBRUARY 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Furthermore, banks have raised their lending standards to hedge against economic uncertainty, making it tougher for many to borrow.
THE HOUSING MARKET IS BOOMING, BUT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE EVICTION—AND THE GAP IS GETTING WORSEEMILY BARONEDECEMBER 4, 2020TIME
What happened in mid-March to mid-April is that the companies came in and borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from the banking system, including $70 billion in two weeks from us, with commercial loans.
BANK OF AMERICA CEO BRIAN MOYNIHAN IS STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE ECONOMY—AND THE LURE OF CASHEBEN SHAPIROAUGUST 9, 2020TIME
If you’re still interested, maybe borrow a friend’s before you commit to dropping this amount of cash, especially since you’ll probably be inside for a while.
APPLE'S NEW POWERBEATS ARE OK, BUT DESIGN FLAWS KEEP THEM FROM GREATNESSPATRICK LUCAS AUSTINMARCH 27, 2020TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO BORROW

  • accept
  • adapt
  • affiliate
  • affirm
  • appropriate
  • approve
  • assent
  • assume
  • borrow
  • embrace
  • endorse
  • espouse
  • follow
  • go down the line
  • go in for
  • imitate
  • maintain
  • mimic
  • opt
  • ratify
  • seize
  • select
  • support
  • take on
  • take over
  • take up
  • tap
  • use
  • utilize
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