25 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Give Up’


By Dr Oliver Tearle

The expression to give up has two complementary but distinct meanings. Indeed, in one sense, the two meanings stand in opposition to each other: one might give up oneself to a vice or weakness (by surrendering to one’s desire for a drink or a bar of chocolate), or one might give up the vice itself (by stopping eating chocolate or drinking one’s tipple of choice). However, some of the synonyms for give up overlap and can be used for both senses of the phrase – as we’ll make clear in the post that follows. Continue reading “25 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Give Up’”