quit synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term quit:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

    Synonyms:
    salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster

  2. depart, take leave, quit(verb)

    go away or leave

    Synonyms:
    narrow-leaved spleenwort, glade fern, silvery spleenwort

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

  4. leave office, quit, step down, resign(verb)

    give up or retire from a position

    Antonyms:
    hard

  5. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    Synonyms:
    splattering, splatter, splashing, splutter, splash, dab, spatter, sputter, spattering, sputtering

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quit

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deliver, clear, release, free, acquit, absolve, set free, deliver from, discharge from

  2. quit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pay, discharge, settle, liquidate

  3. quit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    leave (with the purpose of never returning), vacate, withdraw from, go away from, retire from, depart from, get away from

  4. quit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abandon, desert, forsake, resign, renounce, relinquish, forswear, cast off, give over, give up

  5. quit(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clear, free, absolved, released, acquitted, discharged

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stop, resigned, quitting, resign, cease, leave, stopped, left, exit, cessation, abandon, resignation, abandonment, smoking, qult, abandoned, discontinue



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