English Synonyms and Antonyms
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, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, withdraw from
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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"
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, give up, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside
vacate, empty, abandonverb
leave behind empty; move out of
"You must vacate your office by tonight"
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacateverb
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
nullify, cabbage, revolutionise, hook, bring down, rise, wind, avoid, quash, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, resign, empty, abandon, overrule, lift, turn over, nobble, go up, pinch, overthrow, plagiarize, arise, invert, abstract, rescind, bowl over, come up, turn back, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, change by reversal, give up, purloin, snarf, subvert, overturn, repeal, invalidate, override, raise, revolutionize, renounce, sneak, tip over, get up, upset, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, tump over, turn, face-lift, knock over, rustle, void, countermand
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I've never said anything about going in July of this year, i do feel that now is a time in which momentous events are taking place and there are great issues to be resolved and in those circumstances, it doesn't seem to me sensible to vacate the chair.
Bill Cosby has vehemently proclaimed Bill Cosby innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against Bill Cosby, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof. Today, Bill Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate Bill Cosby conviction or warrant Bill Cosby a new trial.
Whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.
I do feel that now is a time in which momentous events are taking place and there are great issues to be resolved and in those circumstances, it doesn't seem to me sensible to vacate the chair.
We made this deal with the lower courts that we would vacate the premises within 14 days of the Supreme Court decision, from the very beginning we have promised to exhaust every avenue of appeal available to us and we have now done that.
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- desalojar, evacuar, desocuparSpanish
- تخلیه کردنPersian
- pois, evakko, erota, jättää virka, lähteä, mitätöidä, muuttaa, tyhjentääFinnish
- ख़ाली करना, खालीHindi
- szabaddá teszHungarian
- liberam relinquere paroecialemLatin
- vacar, vagar, desocuparPortuguese
- освободить, освобождать, освобоRussian
- Bỏ điVietnamese
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