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Synonyms for quit
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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, 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, 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"

    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, quitverb

    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, relinquishverb

    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 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, 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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quitverb

    Synonyms:
    deliver, clear, release, free, acquit, absolve, set free, deliver from, discharge from

  2. quitverb

    Synonyms:
    pay, discharge, settle, liquidate

  3. quitverb

    Synonyms:
    leave (with the purpose of never returning), vacate, withdraw from, go away from, retire from, depart from, get away from

  4. quitverb

    Synonyms:
    abandon, desert, forsake, resign, renounce, relinquish, forswear, cast off, give over, give up

  5. quitadjective

    Synonyms:
    clear, free, absolved, released, acquitted, discharged

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quitverb

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

    Antonyms:
    continue, persist, stay

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How to use quit in a sentence?

  1. Nolan Arenado:

    There' s just no quit in this group, paul DeJong and Tyler O’Neill just competed Paul DeJong and Tyler O’Neill butts off and that was it. Waino gave Paul DeJong and Tyler O’Neill everything he had.

  2. Bridget Malcolm:

    The longest I managed to go without eating was three days and I had to quit because I kept passing out. I was annoyed with myself because I was determined to make it to five days but I couldn’t I couldn’t function I couldn’t move. I was incredibly frustrating, i remember being so angry with myself and feeling as though I had failed somehow on not being able to survive on water for that long.

  3. Ingrid Weir:

    If it isn't going to matter to you in 5 years, quit stressing about it. (Also, quit b*tching about it. It might matter when you're all alone in 5 yrs because you're annoying now.)

  4. Phyllis Omido:

    My son was sick but I was also not feeling good. Our eyes at the factory would be watering and the smell from the factory was pungent. It got me thinking about what they were producing there, after I quit, I noticed that people in the environment had the same issues and decided to get people tested.

  5. Patrick Schollaert:

    She looked out for the kids who were picked on and bullied, and she never quit that.


Translations for quit

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  • توقف, تخلى عنArabic
  • sortir, deixar, aturar, eixirCatalan, Valencian
  • opustit, skončit, přestatCzech
  • AfslutDanish
  • 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
  • 그만두다Korean
  • quitLatin
  • सोडून जाणे, सोडणेMarathi
  • opgeven, verlatenDutch
  • slutteNorwegian
  • 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
  • 退出Chinese

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