1. [ verb ] go away from a place
Synonyms: go_away go_forth

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Related terms: arrive run flee depart go_out vacate leave_behind pull_out run_off go_out slip_away ride_off depart tarry rush_off come_away walk_out hightail walk_away pop_off scram decamp exit departer
2. [ verb ] go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

"She left a mess when she moved out" "His good luck finally left him" "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage" "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

Related terms: abandon jilt forget farewell
3. [ verb ] act or be so as to become in a specified state

"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"

Related terms: make
4. [ verb ] leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
Synonyms: leave_behind leave_alone

"leave it as is" "leave the young fawn alone" "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

Related terms: change change refrain neglect
5. [ verb ] move out of or depart from
Synonyms: get_out go_out exit

"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"

Related terms: go_in enter move go step_out file_out get_off undock eject fall_out log_out hop_out pop_out farewell
6. [ verb ] make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Synonyms: provide_for allow_for allow provide

"This leaves no room for improvement" "The evidence allows only one conclusion" "allow for mistakes" "leave lots of time for the trip"

Related terms: yield admit
7. [ verb ] result in
Synonyms: result lead

"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

Related terms: bring_about lead
8. [ verb ] remove oneself from an association with or participation in
Synonyms: pull_up_stakes depart

"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

Related terms: change leave_office drop_out
9. [ verb ] leave unchanged
Synonyms: let

"let it be"

10. [ verb ] be survived by after one's death
Synonyms: leave_behind

"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

Related terms: outdistance widow bequeath leave_behind die
11. [ verb ] put into the care or protection of someone
Synonyms: entrust

"He left the decision to his deputy" "leave your child the nurse's care"

Related terms: pass
12. [ verb ] leave or give by will after one's death
Synonyms: will bequeath

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

Related terms: disinherit give remember pass_on devise entail impart will
13. [ verb ] have left or have as a remainder

"That left the four of us" "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

Related terms: have must
14. [ verb ] be survived by after one's death
Synonyms: leave_behind

: "He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

Related terms: widow bequeath die
15. [ verb ] tell or deposit (information) knowledge
Synonyms: give impart pass_on

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here"

Related terms: tell give bequeath conveyance
16. [ verb ] leave behind unintentionally
Synonyms: forget

"I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant" "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

Related terms: lose
17. [ noun ] (work) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
Synonyms: leave_of_absence

"a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

Related terms: time_off pass furlough terminal_leave sabbatical sick_leave shore_leave compassionate_leave
18. [ noun ] permission to do something

"she was granted leave to speak"

Related terms: permission
19. [ verb ] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
Synonyms: give_up drop_out throw_in throw_in_the_towel fall_by_the_wayside drop_by_the_wayside chuck_up_the_sponge quit

"In the second round, the challenger gave up"

Related terms: enter quitter
20. [ noun ] the act of departing politely
Synonyms: parting leave-taking farewell

"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"

Related terms: departure valediction separate
Similar spelling:   Levey