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synonyms for give-up

  • allowance
  • compensation
  • discount
  • kickback
  • payment
  • rebate
  • reimbursement
  • repayment
  • restitution
  • acquittance
  • consolation
  • discharge
  • remuneration
  • retribution
  • return
  • satisfaction
  • settlement
  • giveback
  • money back

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is another word for give up?

Give up most commonly means to quit—to stop trying.

Sometimes, it means to stop doing something, such as a habit or activity, as in I want to give up smoking. Close synonyms for this sense are quit and stop. More formal words cease and abstain. An informal term is swear off.

In specific situations, such as a game or competition, to give up is to resign, retire, withdraw, or, more informally, to bow out. Giving up in these cases can be seen as a form of surrender.

Give up is also used in a number of other ways.

To give up information is to reveal or disclose it, especially when forced to.

To give up a possession is to relinquish it.

To give up a person usually means to turn them over to the authorities or reveal their location.

What is another way to describe someone who doesn’t give up easily?

What is another word for giving up power?

How do you use give up in a sentence?

antonyms for give-up

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How to use give-up in a sentence

What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO GIVE-UP

  • acquittance
  • allowance
  • compensation
  • consolation
  • discharge
  • discount
  • give-up
  • giveback
  • kickback
  • money back
  • payment
  • rebate
  • reimbursement
  • remuneration
  • repayment
  • restitution
  • retribution
  • return
  • satisfaction
  • settlement
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.