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Definition of Leave


  1. To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
  2. To raise; to levy.
  3. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
  4. The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
  5. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
  6. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
  7. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
  8. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
  9. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
  10. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.
  11. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.
  12. To depart; to set out.
  13. To cease; to desist; to leave off.
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Leave Translations

leave in Afrikaans is verlof, laat, verlaat, vertrek
leave in Dutch is op reis gaan, afreizen
leave in German is verlassen, abfahren
leave in Latin is dimitto, excedo, egredior, discedo, licentia
leave in Norwegian is reise, permisjon, avreise, etterlate
leave in Spanish is irse, abandonar, dejar, expedir