Textual thesaurus for "give up"

(verb) abandon

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

(verb) quit, throw in, throw in the towel, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, chuck up the sponge

give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat

In the second round, the challenger gave up

(verb) surrender

give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered

(verb) kick

stop consuming

kick a habit; give up alcohol

(verb) abandon

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

(verb) cede, surrender, deliver

relinquish possession or control over

The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

(verb) throw overboard, forego, forfeit, forgo, waive

lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

you've forfeited your right to name your successor; forfeited property

(verb) free, release, relinquish, resign

part with a possession or right

I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest; resign a claim to the throne

(verb) spare, part with, dispense with

give up what is not strictly needed

he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey

(verb) resign, renounce, vacate

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

(verb) allow

allow the other (baseball) team to score

give up a run

(verb) cease, quit, stop, discontinue, lay off

put an end to a state or an activity

Quit teasing your little brother