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verb as in be disposed

verb as in count, depend on

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It has now leant its name to a shadowy cabal known within the German meat-processing industry as the Atlantic group.

In 2009, the bank leant $17.9 million to Krasnaya Polyana, OJSC, but the price-tag on this, too, kept increasing.

Almost 50 nations signed on to the so-called “coalition of the willing” and leant at least some small degree of support.

While many of these may have allowed Salt to blend in, they also leant a certain fashion cred to her style.

The Biennale is always quite intense and feverish, but that heat leant an extra intensity, leant a few extra degrees to the fever.

He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.

The old man, grizzled, tanned and seamed, leant weakly against the parapet.

Aristide, aglow with a sudden impudent inspiration, leant across the marble table.

Haggard leant from the window, waving his hand; his wife gazed after the vanishing train, standing like Niobe, dissolved in tears.

His cousin amused, stimulated her beyond anything Tom could offer; she sought protection from him, leant upon him.


On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leant, such as: incline, veer, drift, nod, tilt, and recline.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.