Antonyms for quit
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term quit.
drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge(verb)
give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
"In the second round, the challenger gave up"
depart, take leave, quit(verb)
go away or leave
foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)
turn away from; give up
"I am foreswearing women forever"
leave office, quit, step down, resign(verb)
give up or retire from a position
"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.
abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from
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How to use quit in a sentence?
You can't quit Trump cold turkey.
Life itself is simple. But you can make it complicated by worrying. Oh! yes, you can and you will keep on complicating your life by just worrying. So, you've got to quit worrying over and over again. ~Emeasoba George
When the media, talking heads, the White House and Wall Street start reporting the truth -- the percent of Americans in good jobs; jobs that are full time and real -- then we will quit wondering why Americans aren't ‘feeling’ something that doesn't remotely reflect the reality in their lives. And we will also quit wondering what hollowed out the middle class.
It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.
Ultimately, they will lose their capacity to make a free choice to smoke, then 30 years later, that's when we typically see them in our program desperately trying to quit, because now they can't go a single day without (a cigarette).
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