(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. gap, gorge; way, opening, notch, defile, passage; free ticket; crisis, predicament, condition,circumstance; leave [of absence]; slang, advance. See love. —v. go through or by, bypass; get a passing mark, make the grade; do, pass muster; cross; hand over; admit, allow, tolerate; while away or spend; authorize, OK, sanction, permit (see permission). See passage, motion, past.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An opening through mountains]
Syn. defile, gorge, ravine, crossing, track, way, path, passageway, water gap, col (French); see also route 1 .
2. [A document assuring permission to pass]
Syn. permit, ticket, passport, visa, order, admission, furlough, permission, right, license; see also permit .
3. [In sports, the passing of the ball from one player to another]
Syn. toss, throw, hurl, fling, flip; see also pitch 2 .
Types of passes, sense 3, include: forward, lateral, line, bounce, touchdown pass*, bullet*, shovel*, spot*, flat*, passback*, snapback*.
4. [*An advance]
Syn. approach, sexual overture, proposition, move; see suggestion 1 .
1. [To move past]
Syn. go by, go past, run by, run past, flit by, come by, shoot ahead of, catch, come to the front, go beyond, roll on, fly past, reach, roll by, cross, flow past, glide by, go in opposite directions, blow over*; see also move 1 .
2. [To elapse]
Syn. transpire, slip away, slip by, pass away, pass by, fly, fly by, linger, glide by, run out, drag, crawl.
3. [To complete a course successfully]
Syn. matriculate, be graduated, pass with honors, qualify; see succeed 1 .
4. [To hand to others]
Syn. transfer, relinquish, hand over; see give 1 .
5. [To enact]
Syn. legislate, establish, vote in; see enact .
6. [To become enacted]
Syn. carry, become law, become valid, be ratified, be established, be ordained, be sanctioned.
7. [To refuse to act]
Syn. decline, ignore, omit, skip a turn; see disregard , neglect 1 , refuse .
8. [To exceed]
Syn. excel, transcend, go beyond; see exceed , surpass .
9. [To spend time]
Syn. fill, occupy oneself, while away*; see spend 2 .
10. [To pronounce formally]
Syn. announce, claim, state; see declare 1 .
11. [To proceed]
Syn. progress, get ahead, move on, go on; see advance 1 .
12. [To emit]
Syn. give off, send forth, exude; see emit 1 .
bring to pass,
Syn. bring about, initiate, start; see cause 1 .
come to pass,
Syn. occur, develop, come about; see happen 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
*make the grade, *come up to snuff, pass inspection, *measure up, *come through with flying colors, *stand the test, *come up to scratch.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. passage opening, defile, gap, canyon, gorge, trail.
2. ticket admission, permit, license, furlough, *free ride.
3. proposition advance, flirtation, overture.
1. go by, move through go past, proceed, cross, progress, move, leave, depart, advance, flow, course, fly.
2. overtake outdistance, leave behind, *leave in one's wake, *blow by, outrun, exceed, surpass, beat.
3. elapse flow, drag, slip by, race, proceed.
4. die pass on, expire, run out, terminate, *peter out, run its course, fade, dissolve, wane, succumb.
5. satisfy meet requirements, pass muster, make the grade, qualify, graduate.
6. enact legislate, endorse, certify, authorize, legalize, ratify, adopt, sanction.
7. deliver hand over, throw, give, transfer, convey.
8. decline refuse, skip, pass up, overlook, omit.
ANT.: 1. stop, hold up. 2. lag, fall behind, trail. 5. fail, flunk, *blow it. 6. veto, vote down, defeat. 8. accept, take
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move along a particular course: fare, go, journey, proceed, push on, remove, travel, wend. Idiom: make one's way. See MOVE. 2. To make or go on a journey: journey, peregrinate, travel, trek, trip. Idiom: hit the road. See MOVE. 3. To catch up with and move past: overhaul, overtake. See APPROACH. 4. To be greater or better than: best, better1, exceed, excel, outdo, outmatch, outrun, outshine, outstrip, surpass, top, transcend. Informal: beat. Idioms: go beyond, go one better. See BIG. 5. To go across: cross, track, transit, traverse. See MOVE. 6. To move past in time: elapse, go (by), lapse. See TIME. 7. To cause to be transferred from one to another: convey, hand (over), transmit. See GIVE. 8. To make known: break, carry, communicate, convey, disclose, get across, impart, report, tell, transmit. See KNOWLEDGE. 9. To cause (a disease) to pass to andther or others: carry, communicate, convey, give, spread, transmit. See MOVE. 10. To come as by lot or inheritance: devolve, fall. See REACH. 11. To convey (something) from one generation to the next. Also used with along or on: bequeath, hand down, hand on, transmit. See GIVE. 12. To move toward a termination: go, go away, pass away. See APPROACH, INCREASE, TIME. 13. To Cease living. Also used with on: decease, demise, depart, die, drop, expire, go, pass away, perish, succumb. Informal: pop off. Slang: check out, croak, kick in, kick off. Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end (or Maker), pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes. See LIVE. 14. To take place: befall, betide, come, come about, come off, develop, hap, happen, occur, transpire. Idiom: come to pass. See HAPPEN. 15. To use time in a particular way: put in, spend. See TIME. 16. To go through (life) in a certain way: lead, live1, pursue. See BE. 17. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is: attitudinize, impersonate, masquerade, pose, posture. Idiom: pass oneself off as. See HONEST. 18. To be accepted or approved: carry, clear. See ACCEPT. 19. To accept officially: adopt, affirm, approve, confirm, ratify, sanction. See ACCEPT, LAW. II noun 1. A free ticket entitling one to transportation or admission: Informal: comp. Slang: freebie. See ENTER, TRANSACTIONS. 2. A decisive point: climacteric, crisis, crossroad (used in plural), exigence, exigency, head, juncture, turning point, zero hour. See DECIDE.

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