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abstain (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstain (from)

to resist the temptation of
  • had to abstain from solid food before her surgery
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apart from

Synonyms and Antonyms of apart from

not including
  • apart from the saggy roof, the cottage is in pretty good shape
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aside from

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not including
  • aside from the C in geometry, he made all A's this term
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defect (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of defect (from)

to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another
  • soldiers defected from the rebel army en masse as the failure of their cause became apparent
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desist (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of desist (from)

to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
  • ordered to desist from using the copyrighted music without permission
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keep (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of keep (from)

to resist the temptation of
  • try to keep from eating all the chocolate in one day!
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refrain (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of refrain (from)

to resist the temptation of
  • couldn't refrain from ruffling her nephew's neatly combed hair whenever she saw him
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resign (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of resign (from)

to give up (a job or office)
  • resigned from the company after the news broke that he had been falsifying financial statements for years
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retire (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of retire (from)

to give up (a job or office)
  • at the age of 72, she finally retired from the job she had held at the shoe factory for over 50 years
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steal (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of steal (from)

to remove valuables from (a place) unlawfully
  • little wonder that the store went out of business, as its employees had been stealing from it for years
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step aside (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of step aside (from)

1 to give up (a job or office)
  • a newscaster who knew when it was time to step aside from the anchor desk and let a younger person take over
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2 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • the prime minister was compelled to step aside from his office when it was demonstrated that he had violated the public trust
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step down (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of step down (from)

1 to give up (a job or office)
  • with the advent of his 90th birthday, he could no longer resist calls for him to step down from chairmanship of the board
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2 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • even in the face of a palace revolt, Queen Elizabeth I refused to step down from the throne
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withhold (from)

Synonyms and Antonyms of withhold (from)

to resist the temptation of
  • please see if you can withhold from criticizing every little thing she says
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bolt from the blue

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variants: also bolt out of the blue

Synonyms and Antonyms of bolt from the blue

something that makes a strong impression because it is so unexpected
  • a windfall that came as a bolt from the blue
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fall from grace

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Synonyms and Antonyms of fall from grace

to commit an offense
  • Once a successful entrepreneur, he fell from grace when accounts of his unethical business practices were revealed.
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from hunger

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Synonyms and Antonyms of from hunger

falling short of a standard
  • I love a good science fiction novel, but my current read is revealing itself to be from hunger.
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from stem to stern

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with attention to all aspects or details
  • They inspected the new house from stem to stern before moving in.
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from the ground up

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Synonyms and Antonyms of from the ground up

with attention to all aspects or details
  • The owner was involved from the ground up even as the size of company expanded.
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from time to time

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walk away from

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Synonyms and Antonyms of walk away from

to cause to remain behind
  • She decided to walk away from her job to go back to school.
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