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1. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] go away from a place.

Synonyms

  • depart
  • get out
  • set forth
  • vacate
  • skip
  • go out
  • scarper
  • buzz off
  • exit
  • pop off
  • run out
  • steal away
  • walk out
  • start
  • bolt out
  • take off
  • head for the hills
  • take to the woods
  • hightail
  • run
  • part
  • fuck off
  • set off
  • ride away
  • rush off
  • take leave
  • pull out
  • walk off
  • sneak away
  • quit
  • decamp
  • run away
  • vamoose
  • fly the coop
  • bugger off
  • slip away
  • pull up stakes
  • run off
  • abandon
  • go away
  • scram
  • get
  • hightail it
  • sneak out
  • bunk
  • empty
  • bolt
  • linger
  • set out
  • come away
  • escape
  • turn tail
  • desert
  • ride off
  • beetle off
  • rush away
  • start out
  • scat
  • go forth
  • break away
  • sneak off
  • tarry
  • lam

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • pull in
  • dress
  • slip on

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Leave

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • misperceive
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • receive
  • rajiv
  • perceive
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • deceive
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • sleeve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve
  • grieve

How do you pronounce leave?

Pronounce leave as liv.

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Sentences with leave


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
I like the character the pepper pulp provides, so I leave it in.

2. Verb, base form
Your goal is to leave very light traces of white on the surface.

Quotes about leave


1. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2. The marks humans leave are too often scars.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
- Swami Vivekananda

2. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness.

Synonyms

  • forsake
  • desert
  • jilt
  • abandon
  • forget

Antonyms

  • go off
  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] act or be so as to become in a specified state.

Synonyms

  • result
  • get
  • lead

Antonyms

  • appear
  • materialize
  • materialise
  • lose

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking.

Synonyms

  • refrain
  • leave behind
  • leave alone
  • forbear

Antonyms

  • birth
  • continue
  • deactivation
  • finish

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] move out of or depart from.

Synonyms

  • get out
  • file out
  • undock
  • log out
  • pop out
  • eject
  • go out
  • exit
  • log off
  • get off
  • hop out
  • step out
  • move
  • go
  • go away
  • fall out
  • go forth

Antonyms

  • dock
  • get on
  • come
  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still
  • hop on

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] have as a result or residue.

Synonyms

  • result
  • produce
  • lead
  • give rise

Antonyms

  • attach
  • unify
  • wholly
  • work

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.

Synonyms

  • afford
  • give
  • admit
  • provide
  • allow
  • allow for

Antonyms

  • play down
  • unbalance
  • claim
  • recede

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] remove oneself from an association with or participation in.

Synonyms

  • step down
  • pull up stakes
  • leave office
  • drop out
  • change
  • go away
  • go forth
  • quit
  • resign

Antonyms

  • take office
  • misconception
  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] put into the care or protection of someone.

Synonyms

  • reach
  • give
  • pass on
  • turn over
  • hand
  • entrust

Antonyms

  • idle
  • integrate
  • outside
  • inside

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. leave

verb. ['ˈliːv'] leave or give by will after one's death.

Synonyms

  • impart
  • devise
  • give
  • gift
  • leave behind
  • pass on
  • fee-tail
  • remember
  • entail
  • bequeath
  • present

Antonyms

  • add
  • ebb
  • malfunction
  • unearned run

Etymology

  • leve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • leven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lef (Middle English (1100-1500))
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