Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of pass on | Another word for pass on | What is pass on?

Definition 1: transmit information - [verb of communication]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please communicate this message to all employees
  • pass along the good news

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) transfer to another

"communicate a disease"

(... is a kind of pass on ) send a message to

"She messaged the committee"

(... is a kind of pass on ) send as a message

"She messaged the final report by fax"

(... is a kind of pass on ) pass down

"render a verdict" "deliver a judgment"

(... is a kind of pass on ) pass on a communication

"The news was carried to every village in the province"

(... is a kind of pass on ) report the receipt of

"The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper"

(... is a kind of pass on ) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(... is a kind of pass on ) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of pass on ) communicate successfully

"I couldn't get across the message" "He put over the idea very well"

(... is a kind of pass on ) pass along

"Please relay the news to the villagers"

(... is a kind of pass on ) give or constitute a signal, not necessarily verbally

"The lack of good teachers sends a strong message to all parents in the community"

(... is a kind of pass on ) put firmly in the mind

"Plant a thought in the students' minds"

Definition 2: cause to be distributed - [verb of motion]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This letter is being circulated among the faculty

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of pass on ) forward to others

"he is sending around an appeal for funds"

(... is a kind of pass on ) put into circulation

"utter counterfeit currency"

(... is a kind of pass on ) strew or distribute over an area

"He spread fertilizer over the lawn" "scatter cards across the table"

Definition 3: move forward, also in the metaphorical sense - [verb of motion]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Time marches on

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of pass on ) move by degrees in one direction only

"a ratcheting lopping tool"

(... is a kind of pass on ) advance slowly, as if by inches

"He edged towards the car"

(... is a kind of pass on ) advance or converge on

"The police were closing in on him"

(... is a kind of pass on ) travel past

"The sports car passed all the trucks"

(... is a kind of pass on ) move or come along

(... is a kind of pass on ) continue moving forward

(... is a kind of pass on ) advance beyond the usual limit

(... is a kind of pass on ) advance stealthily or unnoticed

"Age creeps up on you"

(... is a kind of pass on ) make one's way deeper into or through

"The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"

(... is a kind of pass on ) move ahead steadily

"He forged ahead"

(... is a kind of pass on ) pass by

"three years elapsed"

Definition 4: give to or transfer possession of - [verb of possession]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law

(pass on is a kind of ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(... is a kind of pass on ) transmit from one generation to the next

"propagate these characteristics"

(... is a kind of pass on ) passed on, as by inheritance

"This ring was handed down through many generations"

Definition 5: place into the hands or custody of - [verb of possession]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hand me the spoon, please
  • Turn the files over to me, please
  • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of pass on ) leave with; give temporarily

"Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?" "Can I give you the children for the weekend?"

(... is a kind of pass on ) pass on stealthily

"He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

(... is a kind of pass on ) give (a specific card) to a player

"He dealt me the Queen of Spades"

(... is a kind of pass on ) to surrender someone or something to another

"the guard delivered the criminal to the police" "render up the prisoners" "render the town to the enemy" "fork over the money"

(... is a kind of pass on ) part with a possession or right

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

(... is a kind of pass on ) confer a trust upon

"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

(... is a kind of pass on ) put into the care or protection of someone

"He left the decision to his deputy" "leave your child in the nurse's care"

Definition 6: transmit (knowledge or skills) - [verb of possession]

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of pass on ) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

(pass on has a similar meaning as ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(pass on has a similar meaning as ...) convey or reveal information

"Give one's name"

Samples where pass on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues

Synonyms for pass on in the sense of this definition

(pass on is a kind of ...) refer for judgment or consideration

"The lawyers submitted the material to the court"

More words

Another word for pass off

Another word for pass judgment

Another word for pass completion

Another word for pass catcher

Another word for pass by

Another word for pass out

Another word for pass over

Another word for pass receiver

Another word for pass through

Another word for pass up


Other word for pass up

pass up meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce pass up