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give over

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of give over

  1. 1 to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <his wife suggested that he give over working such long hours if it was making him so unhappy> Synonyms break, break off, break up, can [slang], cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, stop, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up or in), quit, shut offRelated Words complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuffNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <gave over his entire savings to an investor> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain




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