Give and Leave


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Give verb – To put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another.
Usage example: gave my camera to my father to hold while I went swimming

Leave is a synonym for give in abandon topic. In some cases you can use "Leave" instead a verb "Give", when it comes to topics like offer, enable, hand over.
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Synonyms for Give


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Leave verb – To put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another.
Usage example: why don't you leave your watch with me while you swim?

Give is a synonym for leave in abandon topic. You can use "Give" instead a verb "Leave", if it concerns topics such as assign, offer, enable.
Nearby Words: leaving, leaven, leaved, leaver
Synonyms for Leave

How words are described

good good give good leave
nice nice give nice leave
long long give long leave
short short give short leave
Other adjectives: instant, effective, powerful, huge, little, excellent, official, medical.

Common collocations

impression give impression leave impression
life give life leave life
job give job leave job
time give time leave time
Other nouns: way, money, message, clues.

Both words in one sentence

  • Post-Victory Collapse Either a Heroic Second Wind that gets the bad guy to leave or give up without a fight, or maybe he jumps into the fray and beats The Dragon down with his bare hands.
  • Visual Novel / Shiny Days The Thing That Would Not Leave: Inori forcibly moves into Setsuna's apartment then refuses to leave or give any indication as to how long she'll be staying.
  • Video Game / Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear We know that Charname eventually loses the support of Baldur's Gate due to the city fearing their Bhaalspawn nature, forcing them to leave and give Irenicus the chance to capture them.
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