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Spell Check of leave

Correct spelling: leave

Definition of leave:

1) leave or give by will after one's death; " My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; " My grandfather left me his entire estate"

2) remove oneself from an association with or participation in; " She wants to leave"; " The teenager left home"; " She left her position with the Red Cross"; " He left the Senate after two terms"; " after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

3) put into the care or protection of someone; " He left the decision to his deputy"; " leave your child the nurse's care"

4) move out of or depart from; " leave the room"; " the fugitive has left the country"

5) the act of departing politely; " he disliked long farewells"; " he took his leave"; " parting is such sweet sorrow"

6) leave behind unintentionally; " I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; " I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

7) go away from a place; " At what time does your train leave?"; " She didn't leave until midnight"; " The ship leaves at midnight"

8) tell or deposit ( information) knowledge; " give a secret to the Russians"; " leave your name and address here"

9) have left or have as a remainder; " That left the four of us"; " 19 minus 8 leaves 11"

10) permission to do something; " she was granted leave to speak"

11) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; " a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

12) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; " leave it as is"; " leave the young fawn alone"; " leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

13) be survived by after one's death; " He left six children"; " At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

14) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; " She left a mess when she moved out"; " His good luck finally left him"; " her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; " she wept thinking she had been left behind"

15) result in; " The water left a mark on the silk dress"; " Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

16) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; " This leaves no room for improvement"; " The evidence allows only one conclusion"; " allow for mistakes"; " leave lots of time for the trip".

17) act or be so as to become in a specified state; " The inflation left them penniless"; " The president's remarks left us speechless"

Common misspellings for leave:

  • leve (32%)
  • leav (19%)
  • leaved (6%)
  • leace (4%)
  • leavel (3%)
  • elave (3%)
  • leae (3%)
  • levae (3%)
  • leaver (2%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for leave:

1) I shall have to leave you." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

2) Leave me and go home." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

3) " We can't leave him up there. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.

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