Definitions for: Give Up


[v] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give in these negociations"
[v] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
[v] give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another
[v] refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
[v] give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
[v] relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
[v] lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
[v] part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
[v] to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.
[v] leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
[v] allow the other team to score; "give up a run", in baseball
[v] put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"



Synonyms: abandon, abandon, allow, cease, cede, chuck up the sponge, deliver, discontinue, dispense with, drop out, forfeit, forgo, forgo, free, lay off, part with, quit, quit, release, renounce, resign, resign, spare, stop, surrender, surrender, throw in, throw in the towel, throw overboard, vacate, waive

Antonyms: arrogate, bear on, carry on, claim, continue, enter, hold out, lay claim, participate, preserve, resist, stand firm, uphold, withstand

See Also: abdicate, abstain, break, capitulate, cheese, close off, concede, derequisition, desist, drop, foreswear, gift, give, hand, kick, knock off, lapse, leave off, leave office, pass, pass on, present, pull the plug, quit, quit, reach, refrain, relinquish, renounce, retire, sacrifice, sell, shut off, sign away, sign off, sign over, step down, turn over, withdraw, yield, yield up

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