Synonyms of pass


1. base on balls, walk, pass, accomplishment, achievement

usage: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

2. pass, leave, leave of absence

usage: (military) a written leave of absence; "he had a pass for three days"

3. pass, passing play, passing game, passing, football play

usage: (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

4. pass, mountain pass, notch, location

usage: the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow"

5. pass, passport, permission

usage: any authorization to pass or go somewhere; "the pass to visit had a strict time limit"

6. pass, laissez passer, permission

usage: a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions; "the media representatives had special passes"

7. pass, flight, flying

usage: a flight or run by an aircraft over a target; "the plane turned to make a second pass"

8. pass, strait, straits, situation

usage: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

9. pass, head, straits, juncture, occasion

usage: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

10. pass, cycle, oscillation

usage: one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

11. bye, pass, concession, conceding, yielding

usage: you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"

12. pass, liberty chit, license, licence, permit

usage: a permit to enter or leave a military installation; "he had to show his pass in order to get out"

13. pass, ticket

usage: a complimentary ticket; "the star got passes for his family"

14. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

15. pass, toss, flip, throw

usage: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"

16. passing, pass, qualifying, success

usage: success in satisfying a test or requirement; "his future depended on his passing that test"; "he got a pass in introductory chemistry"


1. pass, go through, go across, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"

2. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

3. legislate, pass, ordain, enact

usage: make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people spend their free time"

4. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

usage: pass by; "three years elapsed"

5. pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give, transfer

usage: place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

6. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be

usage: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

7. pass, overtake, overhaul, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

usage: travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

8. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

9. pass, clear, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"

10. spend, pass

usage: pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

11. guide, run, draw, pass

usage: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

12. communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across, convey, transmit, communicate

usage: transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"

13. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass, disappear, vanish, go away

usage: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"

14. pass, make it, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: go successfully through a test or a selection process; "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"

15. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top, excel, stand out, surpass

usage: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

16. pass, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: accept or judge as acceptable; "The teacher passed the student although he was weak"

17. pass, let, allow, permit

usage: allow to go without comment or censure; "the insult passed as if unnoticed"

18. pass, change

usage: transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"

19. sink, pass, lapse, move

usage: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"

20. pass, throw

usage: throw (a ball) to another player; "Smith passed"

21. fall, return, pass, devolve, change hands, change owners

usage: be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"

22. pass, make pass

usage: cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"

23. authorize, authorise, pass, clear, permit, allow, let, countenance

usage: grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

24. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, change state, turn

usage: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

25. excrete, egest, eliminate, pass, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release

usage: eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"


1. passing(prenominal) (vs. running), pass(prenominal)

usage: of advancing the ball by throwing it; "a team with a good passing attack"; "a pass play"

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