Leave and Stay

Leave

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Leave verb – To give up (a job or office).
Usage example: he left his job in the city and moved out into the country

Stay is an antonym for leave in topics: departure, depart from, come, depart, holiday.
Nearby Words: leaving, leaven, leaved, leaver
Antonyms for Leave

Stay

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Stay verb – To continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time.
Usage example: let's stay inside this pavilion until it stops raining

Leave is an antonym for stay in topics: remain, visit, hold, support, wait.
Nearby Words: stayed, staying
Antonyms for Stay
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How words are described

good good leave good stay
nice nice leave nice stay
best best leave best stay
long long leave long stay
Other adjectives: brief, short, permanent, temporary, last, extended, previous.

Common collocations

party leave party stay party
wife leave wife stay wife
job leave job stay job
group leave group stay group
Other nouns: place, time, way, earth, world, money, home, game, head, hell, alone, ship, town, city, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • In The Gay Divorcee, when Guy arrives at Mimi's hotel suite, he flips a coin, apparently deciding whether to leave or stay.
  • Film / The Gay Divorcee Heads or Tails: When Guy arrives at Mimi's hotel suite, he flips a coin, apparently deciding whether to leave or stay.
  • Before he can choose to stay or leave, a dangerous vampire takes him as a familiar for his blood.
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Stay and Leave. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 26, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/leave/stay
Leave & Stay. N.p., 2016. Web. 26 Sep. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/leave/stay>.
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