Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun refuge

4 senses of refuge

Sense 1
safety, refuge -- (a safe place; "He ran to safety")
       => area, country -- (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")

Sense 2
recourse, refuge, resort -- (something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying")
       => resource -- (a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource")

Sense 3
refuge, sanctuary, asylum -- (a shelter from danger or hardship)
       => shelter -- (a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger)

Sense 4
recourse, resort, refuge -- (act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort")
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (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")

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