What are the opposite words for pursue?

Pursue is a verb that means to follow or chase something or someone with a goal in mind. The opposite of this word is to retreat, withdraw or leave. When one is not interested in following a particular object or target, they can avoid or ignore it, which is contrary to pursuing. Other antonyms of pursue can be give up, drop, abandon, quit, or forsake, which imply a complete lack of action or interest towards a goal. Resign, surrender, and yield can also be considered as antonyms of pursuing. In general, antonyms of pursue reflect a lack of interest or a conscious decision to let go of an objective.

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getting way
approve, begin, go.