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Meaning of GIVE UP

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  1. [v]  stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give in these negociations"
  2. [v]  give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
  3. [v]  give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another
  4. [v]  refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
  7. [v]  lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
  8. [v]  part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
  9. [v]  to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.
  10. [v]  leave voluntarily; of a job, post or position; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
  11. [v]  allow the other team to score; "give up a run", in baseball
  12. [v]  put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
 Synonyms: abandon, abandon, allow, cease, cede, chuck up the sponge, deliver, discontinue, dispense with, drop out, forfeit, forgo, forgo, free, lay off, part with, quit, quit, release, renounce, resign, resign, spare, stop, surrender, surrender, throw in, throw in the towel, throw overboard, vacate, waive
 Antonyms: arrogate, bear on, carry on, claim, continue, enter, hold out, lay claim, participate, preserve, resist, stand firm, uphold, withstand
 See Also: abdicate, abstain, break, capitulate, cheese, close off, concede, derequisition, desist, drop, foreswear, gift, give, hand, kick, knock off, lapse, leave off, leave office, pass, pass on, present, pull the plug, quit, quit, reach, refrain, relinquish, renounce, retire, sacrifice, sell, shut off, sign away, sign off, sign over, step down, turn over, withdraw, yield, yield up



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abandon hope, abdicate, abjure, acknowledge defeat, back down, be at sea, be innocent of, be lost, be pensioned, be superannuated, break off combat, break the habit, cave in, cease, cease resistance, cede, come off, coquet with, cry quits, cut out, dabble, demit, desist, desist from, despair, despair of, despond, discontinue, disgorge, dispense with, dispose of, disuse, do without, drop, dump, falter, forgo, forswear, get along without, get rid of, give away, give ground, give in, give over, give up hope, give way, hand, hand over, have done with, have no idea, kick, kiss good-bye, know a little, know not, know not what, know nothing of, lay down, leave, leave off, let go, lose heart, lose hope, make a sacrifice, make nothing of, nol-pros, not know, not pursue with, not rightly know, not understand, part with, pass, pension off, put behind one, quit, quit the field, quitclaim, recant, relinquish, render up, renounce, renounce the throne, resign, retire, retire from office, retract, sacrifice, scratch the surface, shake, sink into despair, smatter, spare, stand aside, stand down, step aside, stop, superannuate, surrender, swear off, take the pledge, throw off, throw up, toy with, vacate, waive, withdraw from, wonder, wonder whether, wot not of, yield, yield to despair