(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Giving up
1. (of an object) relinquishment, abandonment, expropriation, dereliction; cession, surrender, dispensation; resignation, abdication; abnegation, rejection; riddance. See discontinuance, disuse.
2. (of a person) desertion, defection, secession, withdrawal. Slang, granny dumping.
3. derelict, foundling, outcast, castaway; deserter, defector; flotsam, jetsam, rubbish, trash, refuse, waste.
1. relinquish, give up, surrender, release, yield, abnegate, cede, let go, spare, drop, resign, forgo, renounce, abandon, give away, dispose of, part with, lay aside, lay on the shelf, lay down, throw up or over, discard, cast off, dismiss, get rid of, eject, divest oneself of, wash one's hands of, throw overboard, throw to the winds; sweep away, jettison, maroon; defect. Slang, unass.
2. desert, forsake, leave in the lurch, depart from, secede from, renege, withdraw from, back out of, turn one's back on, walk out on, take leave of, walk out on, leave holding the bag, leave, quit, vacate. Informal, leave flat. Slang, ditch, give the gate, rat out on.
3. be relinquished, go by the board.
1. relinquished, abandoned, cast off, high and dry, out in the cold; derelict, forlorn, unowned, unappropriated, left; dropped.
2. renunciatory, abjuratory, abdicant; relinquishing, etc.
Quotations — All hope abandon, ye who enter here (Dante), When all the desires that enter one's heart are abandoned, then does the mortal become immortal (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad), My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Bible).
Antonyms, see possession, acquisition.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A giving up of a possession, claim, or right: abandonment, abdication, demission, quitclaim, renunciation, resignation, surrender, waiver. See KEEP.

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