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Synonyms for quit
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term quit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, give up, 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, foreswear, check

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, submit, foreswear, de-escalate, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, throw in, vacate, lay off, discontinue, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, weaken, give up, release, resign, cease, depart, relinquish, stop, reconcile, throw in the towel, free

  3. depart, take leave, quit(verb)

    go away or leave

    Synonyms:
    take leave, start, go away, start out, diverge, foreswear, resign, throw in, part, vary, stop, fall by the wayside, lay off, throw in the towel, give up, go, depart, set off, leave office, sidetrack, digress, relinquish, take off, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, leave, discontinue, drop out, step down, set forth, drop by the wayside, deviate, pull up stakes, straggle, set out

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

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, discontinue, foreswear, throw in, disown, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, cease, vacate, let go of, lay off, dispense with, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, release, resign, forgo, depart, free, relinquish, stop, throw in the towel, abdicate, repudiate

  5. 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, give up, 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, foreswear

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quit

    Synonyms:
    leave, resign, abandon, relinquish, discharge, release, surrender, give up, depart from, forsake

    Antonyms:
    seek, occupy, invade, bind, enforce, haunt, enter

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quit(v)

    Synonyms:
    cease, stop, desist, discontinue, forbear, break off, abandon, leave, forsake, evacuate, surrender, resign, absolve, acquit

    Antonyms:
    continue, persist, stay

How to pronounce quit?

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Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
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Veena
Indian

How to say quit in sign language?

  1. quit

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How to use quit in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Regretting/worrying over the past events/actions is nothing else but only a blind alley i.e. regretting/worrying over and over again is a course of action that definitely leads to nowhere/progress. Thus, quit worrying over and over again no matter your condition.

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    My dad tried to get me to quit playing football in high school. I hurt my ankle and, of course, everyone in my family had always gone right into the oil fields, and there was a concern that I was really going to be hurt, on his part.

  3. Phillip Wilson:

    Come on man, giving that shit away to people who are trying to quit? I just can't understand it.

  4. Deborah Lycett:

    Stopping smoking should continue to be the biggest priority for improving Reuters Health, and the recommendations for those trying to quit are to stop smoking first and then address any weight gained afterwards.

  5. Tony Abboud:

    We applaud congressional efforts to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 and urge the President to sign this bill. The Vapor Technology Association has advocated for raising the age to 21 for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and believes, along with the public health groups, that this is the most significant step that can be taken to reduce youth access and use, vTA stands ready to continue working with Congress on the many real solutions( rather than a misguided flavor ban agenda), that should be implemented to achieve the twin goals of restricting youth vaping and preserving flavored vapor as an alternative for adults desperately trying to quit smoking.


Translations for quit

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  • تخلى عن, توقفArabic
  • deixar, sortir, aturar, eixirCatalan, Valencian
  • přestat, skončit, opustitCzech
  • AfslutDanish
  • sein lassen, aufhören, kündigen, aufgeben, verlassenGerman
  • rezigni, forlasi, ĉesiEsperanto
  • dejar, salir, parar, abandonarSpanish
  • lopettaa, poistua, luovuttaa, lähteä, luopua, lakata, jättääFinnish
  • quitter, arrêterFrench
  • sguir de, falbhScottish Gaelic
  • abbahagy, otthagyHungarian
  • abbandonare, lasciare, smettereItalian
  • 辞職, 止める, 去る, 辞める, 辞任Japanese
  • 그만두다Korean
  • quitLatin
  • सोडणे, सोडून जाणेMarathi
  • verlaten, opgevenDutch
  • slutteNorwegian
  • desistir, abandonar, sair, pararPortuguese
  • уйти́, уво́литься, бро́сить, увольня́ться, броса́ть, уходи́ть, уволитьсяRussian
  • končati, nehatiSlovene
  • lämna, höra upp, sluta upp, upphöra, slutaSwedish
  • వదలిపెట్టు, వదులుకొను, వదలివెళ్ళుTelugu
  • thoái luiVietnamese
  • 退出Chinese

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