give up

Definitions of give up
  1. verb
    give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    “In the second round, the challenger gave up
    synonyms: chuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
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    enter, participate
    become a participant; be involved in
  2. verb
    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    synonyms: forego, forfeit, forgo, throw overboard, waive
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    arrogate, claim, lay claim
    demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    claim, take
    lay claim to; as of an idea
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    lapse
    let slip
    type of:
    abandon
    forsake, leave behind
  3. verb
    give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
    synonyms: surrender
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    Antonyms:
    hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand
    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    types:
    abnegate
    surrender (power or a position)
    concede
    acknowledge defeat
    capitulate
    surrender under agreed conditions
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    yield
    cease opposition; stop fighting
  4. verb
    give up with the intent of never claiming again
    “She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti”
    synonyms: abandon
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    foreswear, quit, relinquish, renounce
    turn away from; give up
    disclaim
    renounce a legal claim or title to
  5. verb
    relinquish possession or control over
    synonyms: cede, deliver, surrender
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    yield up
    surrender, as a result of pressure or force
    sell
    give up for a price or reward
    sign away, sign over
    formally assign ownership of
    type of:
    gift, give, present
    give as a present; make a gift of
  6. verb
    part with a possession or right
    synonyms: free, release, relinquish, resign
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    derequisition
    release from government control
    give, sacrifice
    endure the loss of
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    give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
    place into the hands or custody of
  7. verb
    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    synonyms: renounce, resign, vacate
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    abdicate, renounce
    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
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    leave office, quit, resign, step down
    give up or retire from a position
  8. verb
    put an end to a state or an activity
    synonyms: cease, discontinue, lay off, quit, stop
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    Antonyms:
    bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    continue, go forward, proceed
    move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue, go along, go on, keep, proceed
    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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    drop, knock off
    stop pursuing or acting
    leave off
    stop using
    sign off
    cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations
    retire, withdraw
    withdraw from active participation
    pull the plug
    prevent from happening or continuing
    close off, shut off
    stem the flow of
    cheese
    used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
    call it a day, call it quits
    stop doing what one is doing
    break
    give up
    nol.pros., nolle pros, nolle prosequi
    drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    drop out
    withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
  9. verb
    stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
    “Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations”
    synonyms: abandon
    ease up, give, give way, move over, yield
    move in order to make room for someone for something
    break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way
    break down, literally or metaphorically
  10. verb
    give up what is not strictly needed
    synonyms: dispense with, part with, spare
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    type of:
    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
  11. verb
    stop consuming
    give up alcohol”
    synonyms: kick
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    type of:
    dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish, waive
    do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  12. verb
    allow the other (baseball) team to score
    give up a run”
    synonyms: allow
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