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abdicate [ ab-di-keyt ]
Main Entry: abdicate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up a right, position, or power
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abnegate, bag it, bail out, cede, demit, drop, forgo, give up, leave, leave high and dry, leave holding the bag, leave in the lurch, opt out, quit, quitclaim, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, sell out, step down, surrender, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: assert, assume, challenge, claim, defend, defy, hold, maintain, remain, retain, treasure, usurp
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave behind, relinquish
Synonyms: abdicate, back out, bail out, bow out, chicken out, cop out, cut loose, desert, discard, discontinue, ditch*, drop, drop out, duck*, dump*, dust*, flake out, fly the coop, give up the ship, kiss goodbye, leave, leg it, let go, opt out, pull out, quit, run out on, screw*, ship out, stop, storm out, surrender, take a powder, take a walk, throw over, vacate, walk out on, wash hands of, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: cherish, defend, keep, pursue, retain, support
Main Entry: cede
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, surrender
Synonyms: abalienate, abdicate, accord, alien, alienate, allow, capitulate, come across with, communicate, concede, convey, deed, drop, fold*, fork over, give in*, give up, grant, hand over*, leave, make over, part with, relinquish, remise, renounce, resign, sign over, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, transfer, vouchsafe, waive, yield
Antonyms: defend, fight, gain, guard, take over, win
Main Entry: depart
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave, retreat
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, absent, beat it, blast off, cut and run, cut out, decamp, desert, disappear, emigrate, escape, evacuate, exit, get away, git, go, go away, go forth, hit the bricks, hit the road, hit the trail, make a break, march out, migrate, move on, move out, part, perish, pull out, quit, remove, retire, sally forth, say goodbye, scram, secede, set forth, shove off, slip away, split*, start, start out, take leave, tergiversate, troop, vacate, vanish, withdraw
Antonyms: arrive, come, enter
Main Entry: discard
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: get rid of
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, abjure, adios, banish, can*, cancel, cashier, cast aside, chuck, deep-six, desert, dispatch, dispense with, dispose of, dispossess, ditch, divorce, do away with, drop, dump, eject, eliminate, expel, forsake, free of, give up, have done with, jettison, junk*, oust, part with, protest, put by, reject, relinquish, remove, renounce, repeal, repudiate, scrap, shake off, shed, sweep away, throw away, throw out, throw overboard, toss aside, write off
Antonyms: embrace, keep, retain
Main Entry: forgo
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up, do without
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abstain, cede, desist, eschew, forbear, forsake, give in, go on the wagon, leave alone, leave out, pack in, pass, pass on, pass up, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, resist, sacrifice, sit out, surrender, swear off, take the cure, take the oath, waive, yield
Antonyms: continue, indulge, keep, use
Main Entry: forsake
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, turn one's back on
Synonyms: abdicate, cast off, change one's tune, desert, disclaim, disown, drift away, forgo, forswear, give up, have done with, jettison, jilt, kiss goodbye, leave, leave flat, leave high and dry, quit, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, run out on, set aside, show the door, spurn, surrender, take the oath, throw over, walk out on, wash one's hands of, yield
Antonyms: go back, rediscover, return, revert
Main Entry: jettison
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: eject; throw overboard
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, cashier, cast, cast off, deep-six, discard, dump, expel, heave, hurl, junk*, maroon, reject, scrap*, shed, slough, throw away, unload
Antonyms: take in, take on
Main Entry: quit
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, leave
Synonyms: abdicate, blow*, book*, bow out, check out, cut out, decamp, depart, desert, drop, drop out, evacuate, exit, forsake, get off, give up, go, go away from, hang it up, leave flat, leave hanging, pull out, push off, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, run out on, surrender, take a walk, take off, throw over, vacate, walk out on, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: come, remain, stay
Main Entry: relinquish
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up, let go
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, abnegate, back down, cast, cast off, cede, cut loose, desert, discard, ditch*, drop, drop like hot potato, drop out, dump*, forbear, forgo, forsake, forswear, hand over, kick, kiss good-bye, lay aside, leave, opt out, quit, quit cold turkey, release, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, sacrifice, shed, stand down, surrender, swear off, take the oath, take the pledge, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: hold, keep, take
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