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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
give up (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to yield control or possession of - surrender forced to give up his job
2.
to desist from - abandon refused to give up her efforts
3.
to declare incurable or insoluble
4.
a) to abandon (oneself) to a particular feeling, influence, or activity - gave himself up to despair
b) to devote to a particular purpose or use
5.
to despair of seeing - we'd given you up
6.
intransitive verb
to allow (a hit or run in baseball) while pitching to cease doing or attempting something especially as an admission of defeat - quit often used with on don't give up on the project
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
give up (verb)
1.
to give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress
SYNONIMS:
cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yield
RELATED WORDS:
commit, consign, entrust ( intrust), transfer; forfeit, release, waive; abnegate, renounce, resign; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, part (with), shed
NEAR ANTONYMS:
keep, retain, withhold
give up (verb)
2.
to stop doing (something) permanently
SYNONIMS:
abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up in)
RELATED WORDS:
break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off out), terminate, wind up, wrap up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, start
carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
give up (verb)
3.
to yield to the control or power of enemy forces
SYNONIMS:
capitulate, give up, knuckle under, submit, succumb, surrender
RELATED WORDS:
bow, buckle, cave (in), collapse, give (in); hand over, relinquish; lose; concede, fail, fold
NEAR ANTONYMS:
buck, defy, fight, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; beat, overcome, win; conquer, prevail, triumph
endure, stand
give up (verb)
4.
to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
SYNONIMS:
deliver, give up, indulge, surrender, yield
RELATED WORDS:
overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallow
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo ( forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrain
deny
give up (verb)
to keep or intend for a special purpose
SYNONIMS:
allocate, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set by
RELATED WORDS:
bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust ( intrust); apply, bestow, employ, use
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse
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