Synonyms and Antonyms of hand over
1 to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress <the police officer ordered the suspect to hand over his weapons> Synonyms cede, cough up, deliver, give up, surrender, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yieldRelated Words commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms keep, retain, withhold
2 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption <in response to a desperate plea, we handed over all our extra blankets and pillows to the homeless shelter> Synonyms deliver, feed, give, hand, furnish, provide, supplyRelated Words ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transferNear Antonyms conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, saveAntonyms hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold
3 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <handed over their valuables to the desk clerk, who put them in the hotel safe> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, give, 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
4 to shift possession of (something) from one person to another <hand over that screwdriver, will you please?> Synonyms buck, hand, pass, reach, transferRelated Words relay; bear, carry; finger, handle, paw; cede, deliver, give, give up, release, relinquish, render, surrender, turn over, yield
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