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    leave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leave

    Definition
    (noun) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    Synonyms : leave of absence
    Example Sentence
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
    Definition
    (noun) permission to do something
    Example Sentence
    • she was granted leave to speak
    Definition
    (noun) the act of departing politely
    Synonyms : farewell , leave-taking , parting
    Example Sentence
    • he disliked long farewells
    • he took his leave
    • parting is such sweet sorrow
    Definition
    (verb) go away from a place
    Synonyms : go away , go forth
    Example Sentence
    • At what time does your train leave?
    • She didn't leave until midnight
    • The ship leaves at midnight
    Definition
    (verb) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) act or be so as to become in a specified state
    Example Sentence
    • The inflation left them penniless
    • The president's remarks left us speechless
    Definition
    (verb) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
    Synonyms : leave alone , leave behind
    Example Sentence
    • leave it as is
    • leave the young fawn alone
    • leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
    Definition
    (verb) move out of or depart from
    Synonyms : exit , get out , go out
    Example Sentence
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
    Definition
    (verb) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    Synonyms : allow , allow for , provide
    Example Sentence
    • This leaves no room for improvement
    • The evidence allows only one conclusion
    • allow for mistakes
    • leave lots of time for the trip
    • This procedure provides for lots of leeway
    Definition
    (verb) have as a result or residue
    Synonyms : lead , result
    Example Sentence
    • The water left a mark on the silk dress
    • Her blood left a stain on the napkin
    Definition
    (verb) remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    Synonyms : depart , pull up stakes
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) put into the care or protection of someone
    Synonyms : entrust
    Example Sentence
    • He left the decision to his deputy
    • leave your child the nurse's care
    Definition
    (verb) leave or give by will after one's death
    Synonyms : bequeath , will
    Example Sentence
    • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
    • My grandfather left me his entire estate
    Definition
    (verb) have left or have as a remainder
    Example Sentence
    • That left the four of us
    • 19 minus 8 leaves 11
    Definition
    (verb) be survived by after one's death
    Synonyms : leave behind
    Example Sentence
    • He left six children
    • At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats
    Definition
    (verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
    Synonyms : give , impart , pass on
    Example Sentence
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
    Definition
    (verb) leave behind unintentionally
    Synonyms : forget
    Example Sentence
    • I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant
    • I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors
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