Synonyms of giving up


1. giving up, yielding, surrender, relinquishment, relinquishing

usage: a verbal act of admitting defeat

2. forsaking, giving up, renunciation, forgoing, forswearing

usage: the act of forsaking


1. forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego, abandon

usage: lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"

2. abandon, give up

usage: give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

3. drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge

usage: give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"

4. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off

usage: put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"

5. spare, give up, part with, dispense with, give

usage: give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

6. release, relinquish, resign, free, give up, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

usage: part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

7. vacate, resign, renounce, give up, leave office, quit, step down, resign

usage: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

8. surrender, cede, deliver, give up, give, gift, present

usage: relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"

9. surrender, give up, yield

usage: give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

10. abandon, give up

usage: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

11. give up, allow

usage: allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"

12. kick, give up, waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with

usage: stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol"

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