give up


give up


Definition of GIVE UP

to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <was in so much debt he had to give up his house and move into a cheaper apartment>
Near Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
to stop doing (something) permanently <I hope you won't give up playing the piano>
Synonyms abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)
to yield to the control or power of enemy forces <with the prospect of a renewed enemy attack, the regiment decided to simply give up>
Related Words bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, fold
Antonyms endure, stand
to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly <even in the darkest days of her troubled marriage, she refused to give herself up to feelings of utter hopelessness>
Near Antonyms abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrain
Antonyms deny

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