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Verb: leave (left)  leev
  1. Go away from a place
    "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight";
    - go forth, go away, off [informal]
  2. 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"
  3. Act or be so as to become in a specified state
    "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
  4. Refrain from changing, disturbing or taking
    "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone";
    - leave alone, leave behind, let alone, never mind
  5. Move out of or depart from
    "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country";
    - exit, go out, get out
  6. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "leave lots of time for the trip";
    - allow for, allow, provide
  7. Produce as a result or residue
    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin";
    - result, lead
  8. 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";
    - depart, pull up stakes
  9. Put into the care or protection of someone
    "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child in the nurse's care";
    - entrust
  10. Leave or give by will after one's death
    "My grandfather left me his entire estate";
    - bequeath, will
  11. Have left or have as a remainder
    "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
  12. Be survived by after one's death
    "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats";
    - leave behind
  13. Transmit (knowledge or skills)
    "leave your name and address here";
    - impart, give, pass on
  14. Leave behind unintentionally
    "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors";
    - forget
Noun: leave  leev
  1. The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    "a ten day's leave to visit his mother";
    - leave of absence
  2. Permission to do something
    "she was granted leave to speak"
  3. The act of departing politely
    "he took his leave"; "he disliked long leave-takings";
    - farewell, leave-taking, parting

Derived forms: leaving, left, leaves

Type of: afford, bring about, change, departure, forbear, get, gift, give, give rise, going, going away, hand, have, leaving, lose, make, move, pass, pass on, permission, present, produce, reach, refrain, tell, time off, turn over, yield

Antonym: come, disinherit, enter

Encyclopedia: Leave, freeze or die