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resign [ ree-sahyn ]
Main Entry: resign
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up responsibility
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, bail out, bow out, capitulate, cease work, cede, demit, divorce oneself from, drop, drop out, end service, fold, forgo, forsake, give notice, give up the ship, hand in resignation, hand over, hang it up, leave, quit, relinquish, renounce, retire, secede, separate oneself from, sign off, stand aside, stand down, step down, surrender, terminate, throw in the towel, turn over, vacate, waive, walk out, wash hands of, yield
Antonyms: agree, take on
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: back down
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: back off
Synonyms: abandon, accede, acquiesce, admit, back off, back out, back pedal, backtrack, balk, beg off, bow out, cancel, cave in, chicken out, chicken out, concede, cop out, demur, give ground, give in, give up, go back on, have no fight left, hold back, pull back, pull out, recant, recoil, renege, resign, retreat, submit, surrender, take back, wimp out, withdraw, withdraw from agreement or statement, yield
Antonyms: go forward
Main Entry: back out
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: withdraw
Synonyms: avoid, back down, back pedal, beg off, blow it off, cancel, chicken out, cop out, get cold feet, give up, go back on, recant, renege, resign, scratch, shy from, surrender, throw in the towel, weasel out, welsh, wiggle out, worm out
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: chicken out
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: back down
Synonyms: avoid, back down, back out, back pedal, beg off, beg off, blow it off, bow out, cancel, chicken out, cop out, cop out, funk out, get cold feet, get cold feet, give up, give way, go back on, have no stomach for, make concessions, pull out, recant, renege, resign, scratch, shy from, surrender, throw in the towel, turn yellow, weasel out, welsh, wiggle out, wimp out, withdraw, worm out, worm out, yield
Main Entry: commend
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hand over with confidence
Synonyms: assign, commit, confer, confide, consign, deliver, entrust, proffer, relegate, resign, tender, trust, turn over, yield
Antonyms: deny, keep, refuse
Main Entry: deliver
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: relinquish possession
Synonyms: abandon, cede, commit, give up, grant, hand over, let go, resign, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield
Antonyms: capture, limit, restrain, restrict
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
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