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Synonyms for give up

Synonyms for (verb) give up

Synonyms: give up, surrender Definition: give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another Usage: The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

Similar words: yield Definition: cease opposition; stop fighting

Synonyms: give up, kick Definition: stop consuming Usage: kick a habit; give up alcohol

Similar words: dispense with, waive, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish Definition: do without or cease to hold or adhere to Usage: We are dispensing with formalities; relinquish the old ideas

Synonyms: cede, give up, surrender, deliver Definition: relinquish possession or control over Usage: The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

Similar words: gift, give, present Definition: give as a present; make a gift of Usage: What will you give her for her birthday?

Synonyms: give up, throw overboard, forego, forfeit, forgo, waive Definition: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime Usage: you've forfeited your right to name your successor; forfeited property

Similar words: abandon Definition: forsake, leave behind Usage: We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot

Synonyms: give up, free, release, relinquish, resign Definition: part with a possession or right Usage: I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne

Similar words: hand, give, reach, pass, pass on, turn over Definition: place into the hands or custody of Usage: hand me the spoon, please; Turn the files over to me, please; He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

Synonyms: spare, give up, part with, dispense with Definition: give up what is not strictly needed Usage: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: give up, resign, renounce, vacate Definition: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily Usage: She vacated the position when she got pregnant; The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

Similar words: resign, quit, leave office, step down Definition: give up or retire from a position Usage: The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month; The chairman resigned over the financial scandal