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  1. [verb] lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
    Synonyms: forfeit, throw overboard, waive, forgo

  2. [verb] give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
    Synonyms: abandon

  3. [verb] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat; "In the second round, the challenger gave up"
    Synonyms: drop out, fall by the wayside, drop by the wayside, throw in, throw in the towel, quit, chuck up the sponge

  4. [verb] put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
    Synonyms: discontinue, stop, cease, quit, lay off

  5. [verb] give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
    Synonyms: spare, part with, dispense with

  6. [verb] part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
    Synonyms: release, relinquish, resign, free

  7. [verb] leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
    Synonyms: vacate, resign, renounce

  8. [verb] relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
    Synonyms: surrender, cede, deliver

  9. [verb] give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
    Synonyms: surrender

  10. [verb] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
    Synonyms: abandon

  11. [verb] allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"
    Synonyms: allow

  12. [verb] refrain from consuming; "You will have to forgo alcohol"
    Synonyms: forgo


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