1 go (away or off), depart, set off, be off, get away or off, retire, retreat, withdraw, decamp, (make an) exit, run, be gone, bid (someone or something) goodbye, say goodbye or adieu (to), take (one's) leave (of), quit, desert, pull out, check out, fly, Colloq push or shove off, take off, skedaddle, flit, disappear, do a disappearing act, pull up stakes, up-anchor, Slang beat it, scram, vamoose, split, Brit beetle off, do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, hop it, Taboo Slang Brit bugger off:
Please leave at once. May I leave the room? She left him alone.
2 go or run off, deviate from:
The car left the road and hit a tree.
3 forget, mislay, lose:
I left my car keys somewhere in the house.
4 abandon, desert, take leave of, wash one's hands of, turn one's back on; quit, resign from, give up, renounce, drop (out of):
She left him because he mistreated her. I left school at sixteen.
5 make, render, cause to be or become or remain:
The beauty of the place left me speechless.
6 bequeath, will, hand down, devise, demise, transfer:
Her aunt left some valuable paintings to my wife.
7 entrust, commit, assign, cede, relinquish, give over or up, consign, resign:
They are leaving all the responsibility to me.
8 cause or allow to remain, have as a remainder, yield, give:
Seven from eleven leaves four.
9 leave off. stop, cease, desist, forbear, give up, refrain from, discontinue, abstain (from), renounce:
He won't leave off gossiping about her.
10 leave out. omit, disregard, ignore, neglect; count out, reject, exclude, eliminate, bar, except:
You left out the best part. Don't leave me out of the fun!
1 permission, authorization, consent, freedom, liberty, licence, sanction, dispensation:
Who gave you leave to borrow my car?
2 furlough, leave of absence, time off, sabbatical, recess, holiday, vacation:
I am overworked and badly in need of some leave.
He took his leave of us at last.