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What is another word for gave up?

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(of time or an opportunity) To have failed to take advantage of
(informal) To have gotten rid off
To have prevented oneself from
Past tense for to yield to someone or something
“The army decided to give up after being thoroughly outnumbered.”
(of an activity) Past tense for to stop or quit
“I will not give up trying to master the saxophone.”
Past tense for to abandon hope
“After years of not really getting anywhere with the business, I have to admit that I am about to give up.”
Past tense for to hand over (something), typically for legal or financial reasons
“He had to give up his expensive sports car as he was unable to service its loan.”
Past tense for to sacrifice (something valuable), especially for moral or practical reasons
“He would work very hard and give up his weekends trying to better provide for his family.”
Past tense for to uncover that which was hidden or kept secret
“In his upcoming speech, Scott has promised to give up his secret for achieving success in life.”
Past tense for to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“The delegates, after spending three good days in their deliberations, relax their efforts in the evening and give themselves up to the pleasures of the banquet.”
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