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To relinquish, release, or transfer a title, claim, or interest to another.
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  1. To relinquish, release, or transfer a title, claim, or interest to another.
  2. To transfer (one's interest in property) without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
  3. To give up a claim or title to, esp. by a quitclaim deed
(Obs.) To go past
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  1. (Obs.) To go past
  2. To do without, to abandon
  3. To do without; abstain from; give up
To intentionally give up for all time an assertion or a claim of an interest in property or in a right or privilege.
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  1. To intentionally give up for all time an assertion or a claim of an interest in property or in a right or privilege.
  2. To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely:
  3. To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat:
To cease holding physically; release:
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  1. To cease holding physically; release:
  2. To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
  3. To give up or abandon (control of something or a claim, for example).
To give up or abandon:
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  1. To give up or abandon:
  2. To give oneself up to another's power or control, esp. as a prisoner
  3. To give up in favor of another, especially voluntarily:
To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown:
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  1. To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown:
  2. To give up or renounce any claim to or connection with
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or admit; deny; repudiate
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
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  1. To ignore or intentionally forget something, temporarily or permanently, so that more important things can have one's attention.
(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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  1. (Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  2. To refuse to accept or recognize; reject:
  3. To direct or allow to leave:
To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
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  1. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  2. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
  3. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
(Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
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  1. (Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
  2. To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
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  1. To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
  2. To hold in abeyance; defer:
  3. (Music) To hold or prolong (a note or notes) in suspension.
To pay little or no attention to
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  1. To pay little or no attention to
  2. To treat without proper respect or attentiveness.
  3. To show no evidence of attention concerning (something):
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
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  1. (Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
  2. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
  3. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To book in advance; to make a reservation.
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  1. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
  2. To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose:
  3. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
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  1. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
  2. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
  3. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
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  1. To cause to retire from service; dismiss:
  2. To lay aside as if on a shelf; defer
  3. To put aside as though on a shelf:
To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
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  1. To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
  2. To put on a table
  3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat:
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  1. To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat:
  2. To repudiate, withdraw from, or otherwise disassociate oneself from a duty or responsibility.
  3. To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
To surrender or repudiate (a right, responsibility, etc.)
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  1. To surrender or repudiate (a right, responsibility, etc.)
  2. To give up formally (a high office, throne, authority, etc.)
  3. To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
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  1. To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
  2. To yield; grant:
  3. To assign; give up; relinquish; surrender; transfer; yield. To assign; give up; relinquish; surrender; transfer; yield.
(Archaic) To dismiss.
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  1. (Archaic) To dismiss.
  2. To give up an office or position; resign.
  3. To resign
To swear falsely; commit perjury
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  1. To swear falsely; commit perjury
  2. To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer engage in (an activity or habit, for example):
  3. To renounce on oath; promise earnestly to give up
(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
To cease holding physically; release:
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  1. To cease holding physically; release:
  2. To give up or abandon (control of something or a claim, for example).
  3. To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
To surrender or relinquish; yield:
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  1. To surrender or relinquish; yield:
  2. To give in return or by obligation:
  3. To deliver or pronounce formally:
To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
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  1. To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
  2. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
  3. To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve). To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve).
To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable:
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  1. To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable:
  2. To sign again; to provide one's signature again.
  3. To give up (a position, for example), especially by formal notification.
To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
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  1. To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
  2. To give up or abandon:
  3. (Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
To produce or bear
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  1. To produce or bear
  2. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
  3. To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
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  1. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
  2. To put off or suspend until a future time
  3. To move from one place to another:
To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
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  1. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
  2. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone; delay
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To put off to a future time; postpone
  3. To stop for a while; linger
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
(Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
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  1. (Gram.) To put at or near the end of the sentence
  2. To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
  3. To cause or arrange for (an event) to take place at a time later than the time at which it was originally supposed to happen.
To send (money) in payment
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  1. To send (money) in payment
  2. To put back, as into a state or position
  3. To let slacken; decrease
To put on a shelf or shelves
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  1. To put on a shelf or shelves
  2. To furnish or outfit with shelves.
  3. To put aside as though on a shelf:
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To pause; tarry; wait; delay
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
To stop temporarily
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  1. To stop temporarily
  2. To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
  3. (Music) To hold or prolong (a note or notes) in suspension.
To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
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  1. To postpone consideration of (a piece of legislation, for example); shelve.
  2. To put on a table
  3. To enter in a list or table; tabulate.
To serve food at a meal
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  1. To serve food at a meal
  2. To be a waiter or waitress at:
  3. To remain or stay in expectation of; await:

Synonym Study

  • Forgo implies the denial to oneself of something, as for reasons of expediency or altruism I must forgo the pleasure of your company this evening
  • Abandon , in this connection, implies a complete and final relinquishment, as because of weariness, discouragement, etc. do not abandon hope
  • Relinquish implies a giving up of something desirable and connotes compulsion or the force of necessity we will not relinquish our advantage
  • Waive suggests a voluntary giving up by refraining from insisting on one's right or claim to something to waive a jury trial
Find another word for waive. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for waive, like: quitclaim, forgo, abandon, relinquish, give up, surrender, disclaim, sign away, set-aside, put-aside and dismiss.