(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. abandon, surrender; quit, forsake; deliver; cease, desist, forgo; bequeath; relinquish. See relinquishment, giving. —v. i. go away, depart; omit, postpone.
See departure, neglect. —n. permission; weekend, etc. pass.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Permission]
Syn. consent, dispensation, allowance; see permission .
2. [Authorized absence]
Syn. leave of absence, holiday, furlough, sabbatical; see vacation .
beg leave,
Syn. ask permission, request, inquire; see ask 1 .
by your leave,
Syn. with your permission, if your permission is granted, if you please; see please .
on leave,
Syn. away, gone, on vacation; see absent 1 .
take leave of,
Syn. say good-by (to), bid farewell, leave alone; see leave ( v. ) 1 .
take one's leave,
Syn. go away, depart, remove oneself; see leave ( v. ) 1 .
1. [To go away]
Syn. go, depart, take leave, withdraw, move, set out, come away, go forth, take off, start, remove oneself, step down, quit (a place), part, part company, defect, vanish, elope, retire, walk out, walk off, get out, get off, get away, slip away, break away, break out, ride off, go off, go away, move out, move away, vacate, issue, decamp, abscond, flee, get out, flit, migrate, fly, run along, embark, emplane, sally forth, say good-by, entrain, emigrate, clear out, pull out, cut out*, push off*, cast off, scram*, split*, blow*, head out*, ditch*, give the slip*, vamoose*, sign out*, check out*, beat it*, take a powder*, take to the tall timber*, get rolling*, fade away*, pull up stakes*, get along*, make oneself scarce*, break squares with*, bid a long farewell*; see also disappear , resign 2 , retreat 1 , 2 .
Ant. arrive*, get to, reach.
2. [To abandon]
Syn. back out, forsake, desert; see abandon 2 .
3. [To allow to remain]
Syn. let be, let stay, leave behind, let continue, let go, drop, lay down, omit, forget; see also neglect 1 , 2 .
Ant. seize*, take away, keep.
4. [To allow to fall to another]
Syn. bequeath, will, devise, leave behind, bequest, hand down, transmit; see also give 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. permission okay, consent, authorization, allowance, liberty, concession, indulgence, tolerance.
2. timeoff furlough, leave-of-absence, sabbatical, break, *R&R.
ANT.: 1. refusal, denial
1. go depart, exit, *split, take one s leave, vacate, withdraw, *shove off, decamp, flee, *cut out, bid farewell, run along, take off.
2. abandon drop, desert, quit, give up, relinquish, forsake.
ANT.: 1. arrive, come
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move or proceed away from a place: depart, exit, get away, get off, go, go away, pull out, quit, retire, run (along), withdraw. Informal: cut out, push off, shove off. Slang: blow1, split, take off. Idioms: hit the road, take leave. See APPROACH. 2. To give (property) to another person after one's death: will. Law: bequeath, devise. See GIVE, LAW. 3. To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again: abandon, desert3, forsake, quit, throw over. Idioms: run out on, walk out on. See KEEP. 4. To relinquish one's engagement in or occupation with: demit, quit, resign, terminate. See CONTINUE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority: allowance, approbation, approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, license, permission, permit, sanction. Informal: OK. See ALLOW. 2. A regularly scheduled period spent away from work or duty, often in recreation: furlough, vacation. Chiefly British: holiday. See WORK.

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