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  1. [noun] the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
    Synonyms: of absence

  2. [noun] permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"

  3. [noun] the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
    Synonyms: farewell, -taking, parting

  4. [verb] go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
    Synonyms: go forth, go away

  5. [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"

  6. [verb] act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"

  7. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: alone, behind

  8. [verb] move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
    Synonyms: exit, go out, get out

  9. [verb] 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"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
    Synonyms: allow for, allow, provide

  10. [verb] result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
    Synonyms: result, lead

  11. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: depart, pull up stakes

  12. [verb] put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"
    Synonyms: entrust

  13. [verb] leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
    Synonyms: bequeath, will

  14. [verb] have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

  15. [verb] be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
    Synonyms: behind

  16. [verb] tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"
    Synonyms: impart, give, pass on

  17. [verb] leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
    Synonyms: forget


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