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Synonyms for discard
dɪˈskɑrd; ˈdɪs kɑrddis·card

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  1. discardverb

    eliminate, throw away, get rid of, cast away, dispose, dismiss

  2. discardverb

    to throw away, to reject

    throw away, eliminate, cast away, dismiss, dispose, get rid of

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discard

    Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.

    abandon, abjure, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, forswear, recall, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke

    acknowledge, advocate, assert, avow, cherish, claim, defend, hold, maintain, own, proclaim, retain, uphold, vindicate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discardnoun

    anything that is cast aside or discarded

    throwing away

  2. discardnoun

    (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit

    throwing away

  3. discard, throwing awayverb

    getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

    throwing away

  4. discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awayverb

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"

    throw out, toss out, lag, put to sleep, convulse, qualify, banish, tuck away, incarcerate, expel, thresh, flip, toss away, boot out, ban, kick out, slash, lock up, lock, turf out, put aside, cast away, remand, advance, shut up, dispose, blackball, chuck, jactitate, cast, splurge, cast aside, put behind bars, sky, throw, thresh about, oust, imprison, immure, jail, exclude, thrash about, dismiss, shut away, cast out, jug, pitch, chuck out, thrash, toss, throw away, shun, drum out, turn out, gaol, incline, fling, drop, ostracise, lock in, lock away, ostracize, tuck in, eject, cast off, throw off, shake off, put away, shed

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discardverb

    reject, throw or thrust aside, throw away, cast away, lay aside, cast off

  2. discardverb

    dismiss, discharge, cashier, break, cast off, turn away

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discard":

    discarding, dismiss, dispose, scrap, throw, reject, abandon, drop

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  1. Cometan:

    Discard your doubts and assume your ambitions; such a mindset is the only way to enjoy the life we live.

  2. George Washington:

    There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

  3. The Michigan Republican:

    I've spent my entire career fighting for freedom in the Army and as a state legislator, yet Joe Biden wants to discard me because I oppose his coercive forced vaccination mandate, i believe individuals should be able to freely give their consent, without fear of retaliation or coercion before receiving the Covid vaccine.

  4. David Klassen:

    Underutilization of organs from these donors still occurs and is probably underestimated in this paper by looking at 'discard rates' since this does not account for organs that are never procured despite the possibility of providing benefit to potential recipients.

  5. Kenneth Cook:

    One of the guards taught me what being a man was all about, he talked about growing up, about using the positive people in your life and trying to discard the negative people. Misery loves company, and a lot of the guys I grew up with were just that -- misery. Criminal acts were all they knew.

Translations for discard

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  • weggooiAfrikaans
  • изоставяне, изхвърлям, изчистена карта, захвърлям, захвърлянеBulgarian
  • odhoditCzech
  • verwerfenGerman
  • desechar, descartarSpanish
  • hylky, [[heittää]] [[pois]], heittää menemään, hylätä, [[pois]] [[heitetty]] [[kortti]], jäte, hylkytavaraFinnish
  • rejeterFrench
  • 廃棄物, 捨て札, 破棄する, 捨てる, 棄てるJapanese
  • 버리다Korean
  • whakarei, ākiriMāori
  • zrzucićPolish
  • descartarPortuguese
  • отхо́ды, выбрасывать, отбросить, отбрасывать, сброшенная карта, выброситьRussian
  • zavrečiSlovene
  • lahlaSouthern Sotho
  • kasta, avfärdaSwedish
  • நிராகரிக்கTamil
  • వదిలిన, నిరాకరించు, పారవేసిన పేక ముక్కTelugu

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