relinquish [ ri-ling-kwish ]
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
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: 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: 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: concede
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: acknowledge, give in
Synonyms: accept, accord, admit, allow, avow, award, bury the hatchet, capitulate, cave in, cede, confess, cry uncle, ditto*, fess up, fold, give up, go along with, go with the flow, grant, hand over, knuckle under, let on, own, own up, play ball with, quit, relinquish, say uncle, surrender, throw in the towel, waive, yes one, yield
Antonyms: contradict, disacknowledge, disagree, dispute, dissent, fight, refuse, reject, repudiate
Main Entry: desert
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, defect
Synonyms: abscond, apostatize, bail out, beach, betray, bolt, check out*, chuck, cop out, crawl out, decamp, depart, duck*, escape, flee, fly, forsake, give up, go, go AWOL, go back on, go over the hill, go west, jilt, leave, leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave stranded, light, maroon, opt out, play truant, pull out, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, run out on, sneak off, split*, strand, take a hike, take off, tergiversate, throw over, vacate, violate oath, walk
Antonyms: aid, assist, come back, help, stay, support
Main Entry: desist
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: stop, refrain from
Synonyms: abandon, abstain, avoid, break off, cease, discontinue, end, forbear, give over, give up, halt, have done with, knock off, leave off, not do, pause, quit, relinquish, resign, surcease, suspend, yield
Antonyms: carry on, continue, endure, go on, keep on, persevere, restart, resume
Main Entry: despair
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up hope
Synonyms: abandon, be hopeless, despond, destroy, drop, flatten, give way, have heavy heart, let air out, lose faith, lose heart, relinquish, renounce, resign, surrender, take down, yield
Antonyms: anticipate, expect, have faith, hope, wish for
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: 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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