to quit, renounce, abandon, set down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim, office, responsibilities, self-esteem, authority, and so on, especially in a voluntary, general public, or formal way.
To discard; cast away; simply take leave of: as, to abdicate your psychological characteristics. In civil law, to disclaim and expel from a household, as a young child; disinherit during life time: with an individual topic, as parent, parent.
To put away or expel; banish; renounce the expert of; dethrone; degrade.
Synonyms To resign, renounce, throw in the towel, quit, vacate, relinquish, lay down, abandon, desert. (See list under abandon, v.)
To renounce or quit some thing; abandon some claim; relinquish the right, energy, or trust.