hand over


Synonyms and Antonyms of hand over

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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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