Synonyms for quit
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes
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.
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
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay offverb
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
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
leave office, quit, step down, resignverb
give up or retire from a position
"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
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
depart, take leave, quitverb
go away or leave
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
foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquishverb
turn away from; give up
"I am foreswearing women forever"
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
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"
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
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What does QUIT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the QUIT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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I'm not going to quit, why should I quit, this country is worth fighting for.
Will you quit? Obviously, Col. Davis showed, ‘I’m never going to quit. No matter what the odds, no matter how badly I’m hurt, I am not going to quit,’ the grit, determination, competence under extreme duress – I can’t say enough about what he did.
I say : Do your job, it's frustrating. ... Quit your little chitty chat, do your job and quit the posturing, quit going out and talking to the press all day. ... They've got to understand that they have a responsibility. Let's get it done.
Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.
We're getting these moms to quit during the course of pregnancy, but we're keeping them quit, which is the toughest part.
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- توقف, تخلى عنArabic
- sortir, deixar, aturar, eixirCatalan, Valencian
- opustit, skončit, přestatCzech
- aufhören, kündigen, aufgeben, sein lassen, verlassenGerman
- rezigni, ĉesi, forlasiEsperanto
- abandonar, salir, dejar, pararSpanish
- lakata, luovuttaa, luopua, lähteä, jättää, lopettaa, poistuaFinnish
- arrêter, quitterFrench
- sguir de, falbhScottish Gaelic
- abbahagy, otthagyHungarian
- lasciare, abbandonare, smettereItalian
- 辞める, 止める, 辞職, 辞任, 去るJapanese
- सोडून जाणे, सोडणेMarathi
- opgeven, verlatenDutch
- abandonar, sair, parar, desistirPortuguese
- броса́ть, увольня́ться, бро́сить, уво́литься, уходи́ть, уволиться, уйти́Russian
- nehati, končatiSlovene
- sluta upp, sluta, upphöra, höra upp, lämnaSwedish
- వదలివెళ్ళు, వదులుకొను, వదలిపెట్టుTelugu
- thoái luiVietnamese
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