Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb give_up

12 senses of give up

Sense 1
forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego -- (lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property")
       => abandon -- (forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")

Sense 2
abandon, give up -- (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")

Sense 3
drop out, give up, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge -- (give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up")

Sense 4
discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off -- (put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother")

Sense 5
spare, give up, 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")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 6
release, relinquish, resign, free, give up -- (part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne")
       => pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give -- (place into the hands or custody of; "hand me the spoon, please"; "Turn the files over to me, please"; "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers")

Sense 7
vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (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")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 8
surrender, cede, deliver, give up -- (relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in")
       => give, gift, present -- (give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?")

Sense 9
surrender, give up -- (give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered")
       => yield -- (cease opposition; stop fighting)

Sense 10
abandon, give up -- (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")

Sense 11
give up, allow -- (allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run")

Sense 12
kick, give up -- (stop consuming; "kick a habit"; "give up alcohol")
       => waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with -- (do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas")

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