I (discontinue) verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, admit defeat, apostatize, arrest, back out, become inactive, break off, bring to an end, call a halt, capitulate, cause a stoppage, cause to halt, cease, cease progress, cease to use, cease work, check, come to a standstill, cut out, desist from, drop, finish, forgo, forsake, forswear, give up, go into retirement, go out of business, halt, have done with, intermit, lay aside, leave off, leave unfinished, make an end of, nol-pros, put a stop to, put an end to, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, secede, stand aside, step down, stop, succumb, suffer defeat, surcease, surrender, suspend, tergiversate, terminate, withdraw, yield II (evacuate) verb abandon, abscond, beat a retreat, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, disappear, egress, emigrate, escape, exit, flee, forsake, get out, go, go away, go forth, go out, hurry away, leave, make a departure, make an exit, move away, part, pull out, remove oneself, retire, retreat, run away, separate from, set forth, set out, take flight, take leave, take leave of, take oneself away, turn one's back on, vacate, vanish, walk away, walk out, withdraw associated concepts: notice to quit, quit III (free of) verb absolve, acquit, clear, deliver, discharge, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, emancipate, exonerate, extricate, grant amnesty to, liberate, lift controls, manumit, pardon, release, render free, rescue, set at liberty, set free IV (repay) verb balance accounts, be even with, clear a debt, clear accounts, compensate, discharge a debt, indemnify, make compensation, make payment, make reparation, make restitution, pay a debt, pay an indemnity, pay back, pay in full, pay off, pay old debts, recompense, refund, reimburse, remunerate, restore, return, settle a debt, settle an account V index abandon (physically leave), abandon (relinquish), abandon (withdraw), cease, comport (behave), defect, demean (deport oneself), demit, discontinue (abandon), evacuate, forfeit, forgo, forswear, halt, leave (depart), part (leave), pay, recoup (reimburse), relinquish, remise, renege, renounce, resign, retire (conclude a career), retreat, secede, shirk, stop, vacate (leave), withdraw, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To leave a place; to give up possession of property.
(2) To stop some activity; to resign from a job.
Rid of or free from something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

To leave, used in a written notice to a tenant to leave the premises (called a notice to quit).
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

v. to leave or surrender possession.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To vacate; remove from; surrender possession.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To vacate; remove from; surrender possession.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   to leave, used in a written notice to a tenant to leave the premises (notice to quit).

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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