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Definition 1: act of turning to for assistance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where refuge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • have recourse to the courts
  • an appeal to his uncle was his last resort

Synonyms for refuge in the sense of this definition

(refuge is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

Definition 2: a shelter from danger or hardship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for refuge in the sense of this definition

(refuge is a kind of ...) a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

(... is a kind of refuge ) a place of refuge and comfort and security

(... is a kind of refuge ) a refuge from attack

(... is a kind of refuge ) a house used as a hiding place or refuge by members of certain organizations

Definition 3: something or someone turned to for assistance or security - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where refuge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his only recourse was the police
  • took refuge in lying

Synonyms for refuge in the sense of this definition

(refuge is a kind of ...) a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

"the local library is a valuable resource"

(... is a kind of refuge ) refuge from danger or observation

"he felt secure in his father's shadow"

Definition 4: a safe place - [noun denoting location]

Samples where refuge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ran to safety

Synonyms for refuge in the sense of this definition

(refuge is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of refuge ) (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

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