Synonyms and Antonyms of give up
1 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 Synonyms of give up cede, cough up, deliver, surrender, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yieldWords Related to give up commit, consign, entrust (also intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shedNear Antonyms of give up keep, retain, withhold
2 to stop doing (something) permanently I hope you won't give up playing the piano Synonyms of give up abandon, discontinue, drop, quit, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)Words Related to give up break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upNear Antonyms of give up go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, startAntonyms of give up carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
3 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 Synonyms of give up capitulate, fall, knuckle under, submit, succumb, surrenderWords Related to give up bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, foldNear Antonyms of give up buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumphAntonyms of give up endure, stand
4 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 Synonyms of give up deliver, abandon, indulge, surrender, yieldWords Related to give up overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms of give up abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms of give up deny
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