Definition for leave

noun as in permission

noun as in holiday, time off

verb as in abandon, renounce

verb as in forget, neglect

Strongest matches

allow, drop, have, leave behind

Strong matches

let, mislay, omit, permit, suffer

verb as in give, especially after death


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Example Sentences

The team then leaves on a West Coast trip with four games in six days.

To serve, divide among bowls and top with plenty of basil leaves.

If that didn’t convince Garnett’s peers, they all understood what might be ahead — for them and for professional basketball — after they left that hotel room.

The senior was poised to reestablish himself after a foot injury left him in a boot and forced him to miss six games last season.

Democratic leaders of the committee recently introduced a bill to substitute paid leave for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act for federal employees needing time off for personal or family medical reasons.

“We all shook hands and my client told me to leave,” he said.

Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.

But outside of a few European countries and Quebec, this leave is usually two weeks or less and usually unpaid.

Certainly paid paternity leave is part of it (and in the U.S., we need paid maternity and paternity leave).

And then when businesses leave the state, they want to know why.

They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.

As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.

Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.

We can do as we like with Hindu and Mussalman so long as we leave their respective religions untouched.

“You must leave this house this moment,” she cried, with a stamp, with gleaming eyes and very pale.

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On this page you'll find 357 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leave, such as: allowance, authorization, assent, concession, consent, and dispensation.

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