What is the opposite of persevere?

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(quit) Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“While some have the strength and willpower to be able to quit smoking on their own, many others will need a bit more help and support.”
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(leave) Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“The right way to leave any job is to leave knowing that you did the job.”
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(falter) Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.”
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(surrender) Opposite of to persist steadfastly in pursuit of a goal, especially despite challenges
“If they surrender, you must accord them their rights under the laws of war and international conventions.”
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Opposite of to survive or endure
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Opposite of to cope or manage in the face of hardship or adversity
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Opposite of to last for a long time
“Most of the seeds would eventually perish, lost on fruitless trajectories, or drawn into gravitational eddies.”
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Opposite of to apply great and continuous effort
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Opposite of endure
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Opposite of work hard
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Opposite of follow through, persevere
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Opposite of to continue doing something, especially something challenging or after an interruption
“I hesitate to walk along the rickety bridge, but there is no other option across.”
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