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discard [ v. dih-skahrd; n. dis-kahrd ]
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: 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: banish
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: expel from place or situation
Synonyms: ban, cast out, deport, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, dispel, drive away, eject, eliminate, eradicate, evict, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expulse, extradict, get rid of, isolate, ostracize, oust, outlaw, proscribe, relegate, remove, rusticate, sequester, shake off, shut out, transport
Antonyms: allow, keep, welcome
Main Entry: cancel
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: equal out
Synonyms: abort, abrogate, annul, balance out, call off, compensate for, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck, countermand, counterpoise, declare invalid, discard, discharge, frustrate, ignore, invalidate, make up for, negate, neutralize, nullify, offset, overthrow, put an end to, recall, recant, redeem, redress, refute, render inert, render null and void, repeal, repudiate, rescind, retract, revoke, rule out, set aside, suppress, vacate, void
Antonyms: imbalance, tip
Main Entry: chuck
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: throw aside, throw away, throw out
Synonyms: abandon, can, cast, desert, discard, ditch, eighty-six, eject, fire, fling, flip, forsake, give the heave ho, heave, hurl, jettison, junk, launch, pitch, quit, reject, relinquish, renounce, scrap, shed, shy, sling, slough, toss
Antonyms: keep
Main Entry: deny
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: disagree, renounce, decline
Synonyms: abjure, abnegate, ban, begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, curb, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, enjoin from, eschew, exclude, forbid, forgo, forsake, gainsay, hold back, keep back, negate, negative, not buy, nullify, oppose, rebuff, rebut, recant, refuse, refute, reject, repudiate, restrain, revoke, sacrifice, say no to, spurn, taboo, take exception to, turn down, turn thumbs down, veto, withhold
Antonyms: accede, acknowledge, admit, affirm, agree, allow, concede, confess, corroborate, go along, grant
Main Entry: depart
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: diverge from normal, expected
Synonyms: abandon, cast, desert, deviate, differ, digress, disagree, discard, dissent, excurse, forsake, ramble, reject, repudiate, stray, swerve, turn aside, vary, veer, wander
Antonyms: continue, keep to, linger, stay, wait
Main Entry: discharge
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: dismiss from responsibility
Synonyms: absolve, ax, boot out, bounce, bump, bust, can*, cashier, disburden, discard, disencumber, dispense, displace, eject, excuse, exempt, expel, fire, freeze out, give one notice, kick out, lay off, let go, let off, let one go, let out, lock out, nix, oust, privilege from, relieve, remove, replace, ride out on rail, run out of town, show the door, spare, supersede, supplant, terminate, unload
Antonyms: assign, delegate, employ, engage, hire
Main Entry: disclaim
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: deny
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abnegate, belittle, contradict, contravene, criticize, decline, deprecate, disacknowledge, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, discard, disown, disparage, divorce oneself from, forswear, gainsay, minimize, negate, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke, spurn, traverse, turn back on, wash hands of
Antonyms: accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, claim, own
Main Entry: dismiss
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: send away, remove; free
Synonyms: abolish, banish, boot, brush off, bundle, cast off, cast out, chase, chuck, clear, decline, deport, detach, disband, discard, dispatch, dispense with, disperse, dispose of, dissolve, divorce, do without, drive out, eject, expel, force out, have done with, kick out, let go, let out, lock out, outlaw, push aside, push back, reject, release, relegate, relinquish, repel, repudiate, rid, send off, send packing, shed, show out, slough off, supersede, sweep away, turn out
Antonyms: accept, hold, keep, maintain, preserve, welcome
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