Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pass_on

7 senses of pass on

Sense 1
pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (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")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")

Sense 2
impart, leave, give, pass on -- (transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students")
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 3
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (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")

Sense 4
pass on -- (give to or transfer possession of; "She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law")
       => bequeath, will, leave -- (leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate")

Sense 5
relegate, pass on, submit -- (refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues")
       => submit, subject -- (refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court")

Sense 6
circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")
       => move, displace -- (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")

Sense 7
communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across -- (transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news")
       => convey, transmit, communicate -- (transfer to another; "communicate a disease")

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