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Synonyms for give up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego(verb)

    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

    Synonyms:
    spare, antedate, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, precede, release, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, predate, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, deep-six, drop out, free, antecede, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, foreswear

  2. abandon, give up(verb)

    give up with the intent of never claiming again

    "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, put in, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, come in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, step down, cede, depart, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, inject, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, interpose, take leave, forego, interject, quit, foreswear

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

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

    Synonyms:
    spare, leave office, allow, block up, abandon, drop by the wayside, forfeit, vacate, halt, release, resign, forgo, block off, hold back, end, kick, throw in, finish, block, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, cede, turn back, waive, throw overboard, stop over, break off, break, throw in the towel, step down, depart, stop, relinquish, blockade, hold on, deliver, arrest, bar, cease, barricade, renounce, take leave, discontinue, contain, drop out, free, chuck up the sponge, kibosh, intercept, terminate, furlough, forego, dispense with, quit, foreswear, check

  5. spare, give up, part with, dispense with(verb)

    give up what is not strictly needed

    "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, resign, save, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, foreswear

  6. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up(verb)

    part with a possession or right

    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

    Synonyms:
    unloosen, unfreeze, allow, unloose, abandon, drop by the wayside, expel, vacate, cede, free, release, resign, forgo, stop, drop out, unblock, rid, kick, exhaust, liberate, publish, surrender, disembarrass, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, put out, reconcile, let go of, dispense with, exempt, throw overboard, forfeit, justify, absolve, leave office, spare, relieve, secrete, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, let go, renounce, dislodge, bring out, discontinue, discharge, issue, step down, chuck up the sponge, submit, disengage, turn, eject, part with, throw in, forego, quit, foreswear, loose

  7. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

    Synonyms:
    empty, allow, abandon, forfeit, abdicate, cede, annul, release, resign, forgo, spare, kick, throw in, lift, surrender, stop, fall by the wayside, rescind, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reconcile, disown, throw in the towel, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, vacate, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside

  8. surrender, cede, deliver, give up(verb)

    relinquish possession or control over

    "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

    Synonyms:
    spare, fork up, extradite, rescue, abandon, hand over, forfeit, surrender, dispense with, return, resign, save, fork over, forgo, concede, have, relinquish, throw in, deport, part with, fall by the wayside, redeem, lay off, waive, throw overboard, allow, cease, throw in the towel, grant, discontinue, turn in, birth, stop, render, pitch, cede, deliver, present, yield, chuck up the sponge, renounce, fork out, drop out, free, drive home, drop by the wayside, kick, release, vacate, forego, give birth, quit, bear

  9. surrender, give up(verb)

    give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

    "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

    Synonyms:
    surrender, quit, allow, resign, deliver, chuck up the sponge, vacate, abandon, fall by the wayside, spare, free, lay off, dispense with, drop out, part with, throw overboard, throw in the towel, forego, throw in, waive, renounce, release, drop by the wayside, forgo, cede, discontinue, kick, forfeit, stop, relinquish, cease

  10. abandon, give up(verb)

    stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

    "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

  11. give up, allow(verb)

    allow the other (baseball) team to score

    "give up a run"

    Synonyms:
    let, spare, allow, earmark, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, admit, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reserve, take into account, dispense with, cede, grant, countenance, stop, set aside, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, allow for, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, leave, discontinue, appropriate, drop out, free, provide, drop by the wayside, permit, tolerate, forego, quit

  12. kick, give up(verb)

    stop consuming

    "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, resign, forgo, kick, throw in, kvetch, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, quetch, dispense with, recoil, stop, sound off, relinquish, throw in the towel, plain, deliver, renounce, cease, chuck up the sponge, complain, discontinue, kick back, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, cede

Wiktionary

  1. give up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    forlet, abandon, blin, relinquish, surrender, quit

  2. give up(verb)

    to surrender

    Synonyms:
    forlet, surrender, relinquish, quit, blin, abandon

  3. give up(verb)

    to stop or desist; to quit

    They gave up the search when it got dark.

    Synonyms:
    surrender, abandon, relinquish, quit, blin, forlet

  4. give up(verb)

    to relinquish

    He gave up his seat to an old man.

    Synonyms:
    forlet, abandon, blin, relinquish, surrender, quit

  5. give up(verb)

    to lose hope

    They gave him up for dead.

    Synonyms:
    forlet, blin, relinquish, surrender, abandon, quit

  6. give up(verb)

    to abandon

    I gave up my faith years ago.

    Synonyms:
    surrender, abandon, forlet, relinquish, blin, quit

  7. give up(verb)

    to admit defeat, to capitulate

    OK, I give up, you win.

    Synonyms:
    relinquish, forlet, surrender, quit, abandon, blin

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. give up

    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, leave, quit, 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. give up

    Synonyms:
    (Active.) resign, relinquish, yield, surrender

  2. give up

    Synonyms:
    abandon, forsake, leave, quit, cease from, give over

  3. give up

    Synonyms:
    consider hopeless, consider lost, give over

  4. give up

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) yield, surrender, give in, cry quits, cry quarter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. give up

    Synonyms:
    surrender, disgorge, yield, cease, desist, quit, relinquish, waive, cede, succumb, abdicate, abandon, desert

    Antonyms:
    resist, withstand, continue, persist

How to pronounce give up?

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How to say give up in sign language?

  1. giveup

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How to use give up in a sentence?

  1. Abby Wambach:

    I think that in order to win a World Cup we all have to give up a little bit of our own selves to be able to do that and I think checking your ego at the door is probably one of the biggest and important keys to winning a world championship, we have some stars, but I think it's going to be important that no matter who is on the field that we've created a bond and a chemistry that is unwavering and something we can hold on to throughout the World Cup.

  2. Ingrid Weir:

    The more obstacles you encounter, the harder you must fight to meet your destiny. Never let adversity win. Never give up on yourself and the good you can bring to the world.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

  4. David Goldman:

    They rarely want to give up their guns.

  5. Joe Gamaldi:

    They de-escalated and retreated for 15 minutes -- 15 minutes ! They used every non-lethal option available. Multiple bean bag shotgun rounds until they ran out. They used multiple Tasers all while giving verbal commands to Mr. Chavez to give up peacefully that he did not adhere to.


Translations for give up

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  • استسلمArabic
  • rendirCatalan, Valencian
  • vzdát seCzech
  • opgive, give opDanish
  • aufgeben, kapitulieren, sich ergebenGerman
  • rezigniEsperanto
  • desistir, renunciar, entregar, rendirseSpanish
  • luovuttaa, luopua, menettää toivonsa, antaa periksi, hylätä, lopettaa, antautuaFinnish
  • se rendre, désespérer, renoncer, abandonnerFrench
  • thoir suas, gèillScottish Gaelic
  • छोड़ दोHindi
  • felad, átadHungarian
  • menyerahIndonesian
  • perdere la speranza, arrendersi, darla su, abbandonare, rassegnarsi, rinunciare, desistereItalian
  • 諦める, やめるJapanese
  • afzien, zich overgevenDutch
  • poddać się, tracić nadzieję, oddać, zrezygnować, zaprzestać, porzucićPolish
  • render-se, desistir, abandonarPortuguese
  • сдаваться, сдать, бросать, уступить, прекратить, сдавать, оставлять, прекращать, оставить, сдаться, выдавать, бросить, капитулировать, выдать, уступатьRussian
  • ge upp, lämna ifrån sig, ge sig, övergeSwedish
  • здаватисяUkrainian

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