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Definitions of leave

  1.   leave or give by will after one's death My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry My grandfather left me his entire estate
  2.   remove oneself from an association with or participation in 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
  3.   put into the care or protection of someone He left the decision to his deputy leave your child the nurse's care
  4.   move out of or depart from leave the room the fugitive has left the country
  5.   the act of departing politely he disliked long farewells he took his leave parting is such sweet sorrow
  6.   leave behind unintentionally I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors
  7.   go away from a place At what time does your train leave She didn't leave until midnight The ship leaves at midnight
  8.   tell or deposit information knowledge give a secret to the Russians leave your name and address here
  9.   have left or have as a remainder That left the four of us 19 minus 8 leaves 11
  10.   permission to do something she was granted leave to speak
  11.   the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  12.   leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking leave it as is leave the young fawn alone leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
  13.   be survived by after one's death He left six children At her death she left behind her husband and 11 cats
  14.   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
  15.   result in The water left a mark on the silk dress Her blood left a stain on the napkin
  16.   make a possibility or provide opportunity for permit to be attainable or cause to remain This leaves no room for improvement The evidence allows only one conclusion allow for mistakes leave lots of time for the trip
  17.   act or be so as to become in a specified state The inflation left them penniless The president's remarks left us speechless
  18.   To raise to levy
  19.   Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed permission allowance license
  20.   To withdraw one's self from to go away from to depart from as to leave the house
  21.   To let remain unremoved or undone to let stay or continue in distinction from what is removed or changed
  22.   To cease from to desist from to abstain from
  23.   To desert to abandon to forsake hence to give up to relinquish
  24.   To let be or do without interference as I left him to his reflections I leave my hearers to judge
  25.   To have remaining at death hence to bequeath as he left a large estate he left a good name he left a legacy to his niece
  26.   To depart to set out
  27.   To cease to desist to leave off
  28.   To send out leaves to leaf often with out
  29.   The act of leaving or departing a formal parting a leaving farewell adieu used chiefly in the phrase to take leave i e literally to take permission to go
  30.   To put to place to deposit to deliver to commit to submit with a sense of withdrawing one's self from as leave your hat in the hall we left our cards to leave the matter to arbitrators
  31.   Permission farewell a short vacation given to a soldier
  32.   To allow to remain as they will leave him behind to depart from forsake bequeath cease from as to leave work refer for decision as leave it to me
  33.   To depart go away
  34.   Left
  35.   Leaving
  36.   Permission liberty granted formal parting of friends farewell
  37.   To allow to remain to abandon resign to depart from to have remaining at death to bequeath to refer for decision
  38.   To desist to cease pr p leaving pa t and pa p left
  39.   Permission formal parting
  40.   To quit allow to remain refer bequeath
  41.   To withdraw from quit abandon refer bequeath
  42.   To go away depart discontinue
  43.   To grant leave to permit
  44.   To put forth leaves
  45.   Permission to go or to be absent a departure parting
  46.   Liberty granted permission departure a formal parting of friends farewell
  47.   To depart from to abandon to commit to suffer to remain to have remaining at death to bequeath to permit to forbear to refer
  48.   To cease to desist To be left to one's self to be left to his own way unguided and unchecked To leave off to desist from to cease wearing to abandon To leave out to omit
  49.   Grant of liberty permission
  50.   A farewell a formal parting to take leave to bid farewell
  51.   To withdraw or depart from to quit to cease to abandon to forsake not to deprive of a thing to suffer to remain to reject to bequeath to give as an inheritance to permit without interposition to cease to do to desist

Quotes of leave

  1. I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving On one hand it's just so flattering On the other hand sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave you know – Clay Aiken
  2. We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion We have never faced that before but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair – Xavier Becerra
  3. A poet must leave traces of his passage not proof – Rene Char
  4. For a while I couldn't leave the house by myself Even if I was just grocery shopping alone I'd get self -conscious – Shannen Doherty
  5. I hope we'll be able to solve these problems before we leave – Paul Erdos
  6. Do whatever you're directed to do and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director – Dennis Farina
  7. Oh Lord may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone – Elizabeth Fry
  8. Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive for that is common but being missed when you leave – Baltasar Gracian
  9. As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices take it or leave it – Buddy Hackett
  10. For this reason to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete – Lafcadio Hearn
  11. I left it for seven years before going back on stage I know now not to leave it so long – Ewan McGregor
  12. I have never been a quitter To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow – Richard M. Nixon
  13. It took a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where we are today but we have just begun Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today – Barack Obama
  14. And in the future you know maybe there's kids in the future for me I don't really know The interesting thing with me is that there has never been a woman doing what I'm doing at this level for this long So it's like would Vince give me maternity leave – Trish Stratus
  15. The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead but the shadow of the mountain behind a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism We can leave it behind us if we wish – David Trimble

Usage examples for leave

  1. “ I stood up to take my leave – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. Leave me there alone – Greylorn by John Keith Laumer
  3. And leave me out – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  4. You were about to leave them – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  5. “ I had no leave to be here – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. “ I take my leave then – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  7. “ I shall never leave – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner
  8. “ I don't suppose he had much to leave if anything – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. Would you leave them – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  10. Then I give you my leave to find out what her mind may be – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  11. Don't be afraid to leave me now – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  12. You shall never leave Rosmersholm ” – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  13. You leave me here – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. She told Claude to leave it to her and not to say one word – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. We can't leave your father this way Doug ” – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  16. Now I must ask you to leave this house – More Portmanteau Plays by Stuart Walker
  17. So I must leave – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  18. And then Mrs Orme was going to leave him – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. I'm so sorry to leave her – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  20. Why should I leave her – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford

Rhymes for leave