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verb as in grant permission

verb as in concede possibility

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A Customs and Border Protection staffer told top administration officials Thursday the agency is projecting a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May, sources directly familiar with the discussion told Axios.

From Axios

The earliest that could happen is May — too late, say landlords, who argue that without access to the court, they can’t remove bad or violent tenants putting other residents at risk.

Earlier this month, Moore announced that in May he would end his four-year tenure at the New York City-based Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit group that works on anti-poverty measures.

China’s first trip to Mars will also attempt the difficult task of landing sometime in May or June.

From Quartz

Carolyn LydenDirector of Search ContentGoogle told site owners in May that Core Web Vitals would become part of its algorithms in 2021, and most SEOs have been working to improve their metrics before the launch.

Willie Nelson and Norah Jones May-December fireplace flirting.

Under the strain of that feeling, many single men through the ages have adopted a devil-may-care attitude.

Can you imagine Walters, his executive-producing partner, post-May 16, lurking with him behind the cameras?

Jollity and gloom were contending for an empire,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount.

Then will come mid-May, when Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling again.

His attitude was somewhat devil-may-care, his grip on life itself seemed slipping.

In certain moods he possessed that dash and devil-may-care air which pleases most women, providing the man is a cosmopolitan.

I recollect your 'May-day in the morning'—cuss me, the best comick song I ever heard.

On dark cold windy days, during the May-fly season you will find the small fly a much better killer than the May-fly.

May-be you expected to have a china bowl and pitcher in your room, and somebody to empty your slop.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to may, such as: can, be allowed, be authorized, be permitted, and can do.

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