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  1. give upverb

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

  2. give upverb

    to surrender

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

  3. give upverb

    to stop or desist; to quit

    They gave up the search when it got dark.

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

  4. give upverb

    to relinquish

    He gave up his seat to an old man.

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

  5. give upverb

    to lose hope

    They gave him up for dead.

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

  6. give upverb

    to abandon

    I gave up my faith years ago.

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

  7. give upverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, foregoverb

    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 upverb

    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 spongeverb

    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 offverb

    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 withverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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, allowverb

    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 upverb

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. abandonverb

    give up an opportunity

    i gave up my chance

    Submitted by r.pisani on January 11, 2022  

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Give Up":

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How to use give up in a sentence?

  1. Dale Carnegie:

    The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson Don’t give up in the middle!

  2. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel:

    To give up open borders would be a gigantic step backwards in European history, with Greece, there is the risk of losing money. But now Europe is at risk of losing its decency.

  3. Amanda Eller:

    The last 17 days of my life have been the toughest days of my life, its been a really significant spiritual journey that I was guided on, and there were times of total fear and loss and wanting to give up and it did come back to life and death and I had to choose, and I chose life. I wasnt gonna take the easy way out.

  4. John Cogan:

    There are plaintiffs who simply will not give up, despite years of defeats, they've had some successes, but years of defeats, and there's just no lack of an appetite for continuing litigation.

  5. Cape Argus:

    I'll never, ever give up hope. I can feel it in my gut my daughter is out there and she is going to come home.


Translations for give up

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  • استسلمArabic
  • rendirCatalan, Valencian
  • vzdát seCzech
  • give op, opgiveDanish
  • sich ergeben, kapitulieren, aufgebenGerman
  • rezigniEsperanto
  • desistir, renunciar, entregar, rendirseSpanish
  • antaa periksi, menettää toivonsa, lopettaa, hylätä, luopua, antautua, luovuttaaFinnish
  • se rendre, renoncer, abandonner, désespérerFrench
  • thoir suas, gèillScottish Gaelic
  • छोड़ दोHindi
  • átad, feladHungarian
  • menyerahIndonesian
  • rinunciare, rassegnarsi, desistere, abbandonare, darla su, arrendersi, perdere la speranzaItalian
  • やめる, 諦めるJapanese
  • afzien, zich overgevenDutch
  • oddać, zaprzestać, tracić nadzieję, porzucić, zrezygnować, poddać sięPolish
  • desistir, abandonar, render-sePortuguese
  • выдать, капитулировать, бросить, уступать, выдавать, сдаться, оставить, прекращать, оставлять, сдавать, прекратить, уступить, бросать, сдать, сдаватьсяRussian
  • ge sig, överge, lämna ifrån sig, ge uppSwedish
  • здаватисяUkrainian

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