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Hello,

I need the verb for an action i cannot name properly. I have come up with an example so that You could get a better picture. It is, for instance, when You (male) arm-wrestle with a lady and you let her win, or if You are much better at something but you want to make somebody happier and pretend to be worse than this person is. and let this person do better than you. Ok, then, What is the verb for it?
At the start I thought it would be "give onself", but it has a sexual connotation. Any ideas are welcome.
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I know it's not one word but something like, ''You don't want to hurt her feelings''?

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[:^)] I just can think on the "let lose" word .

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Hi,

You can select any one word from the following :-

1.Abnegate 2.renounce 3.relinquish

I hope it suited.

Thank you.
Mieszko Powroznikou are much better at something but you want to make somebody happier and pretend to be worse than this person is. and let this person do better than you. Ok, then, What is the verb for it?
'To let her win'?
"lose deliberately"
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Yes "lose deliberately" but in other more conversational words. Mr Wordy, Can You help?
let her win
lose on purpose
I agree that "letting her win" describes the arm wrestling scenario well. In general, you might describe this kind of behavior as "giving up the spotlight" or "letting them shine".
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