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Synonyms for abandon
əˈbæn dən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abandon, wantonness, unconstraint(noun)

    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry

    "she danced with abandon"

    Synonyms:
    order Decapoda

  2. wildness, abandon(noun)

    a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

    "the wildness of his anger"

    Synonyms:
    lead, foreswear, predate, antedate, come before, dispense with, raven, forfeit, premise, forego, give up, waive, throw overboard, prey, forgo, relinquish, preface, antecede, precede, introduce, foredate

  3. abandon, give up(verb)

    stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

    "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

    Synonyms:
    family Rhincodontidae

  4. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert(verb)

    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

    "The mother deserted her children"

  5. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

  6. abandon, give up(verb)

    give up with the intent of never claiming again

    "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

    Synonyms:
    flatness, lassitude, languor, phlegm, lethargy

  7. abandon(verb)

    forsake, leave behind

    "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

    Synonyms:
    biff, bullet, slug, smoke, fastball, hummer, punch, type slug, heater, poke, lick, bullet train, sluggard, clout

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abandon

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abandon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    leave, relinquish, quit, forsake, desert, evacuate, drop, abjure, forswear, give over, cast off, retire from, withdraw from

  2. abandon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender, cede, yield, resign, forego, renounce, waive, vacate, ABDICATE, deliver up, give up, part with, let go, lay down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abandon(n)

    Synonyms:
    unrestraint, wantonness

  2. abandon(v)

    Synonyms:
    desert, forsake, forego, discard, relinquish, repudiate, waive, renounce, abdicate

    Antonyms:
    retain, maintain, continue, cherish

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How to use abandon in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Dorson:

    If people feel they can no longer care for a pet, all they have to do is surrender him or her to a nearby rescue group or shelter, rather than abandon the poor animal at some random location, where their chances of survival are almost zero, this is truly a cowardly act and a punishable offense.

  2. Jamie Shea:

    Many European forces won’t want to abandon that equipment worth billions of dollars.

  3. Joseph Wu:

    Taiwan absolutely cannot abandon this responsibility, this isn't dollar diplomacy. This is diplomacy.

  4. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia:

    It's difficult to write about anything cheerful, because there's all too little cheerfulness here. On the other hand, God doesn't abandon us. The sun shines, the birds sing, and this morning we heard the bells sounding matins.

  5. Tom Simons:

    Anybody who's still thinking that the Fed is considering going 50 basis points next Wednesday should probably abandon that expectation.

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Translations for abandon

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  • يترك, انصرف, ينصرف, تَرَكَ, تخلىArabic
  • пакідаць, пакінуцьBelarusian
  • напускам, отказвам се от, изоставямBulgarian
  • পরিত্যাগ করা, ক্ষান্তি দেওয়া, ছেড়ে দেওয়া, ছেড়ে চলে যাওয়াBengali
  • deixar, abandonarCatalan, Valencian
  • opustit, vzdát se, vzdávat seCzech
  • gadaelWelsh
  • forlade, udstøde, opgive, forvise, efterlade, løssluppenhedDanish
  • aufgeben, aussetzen, zurücklassen, verlassen, Hingabe, Selbstvergessenheit, UngezwungenheitGerman
  • παρατώ, εγκαταλείπω, απαρνούμαι, αποκηρύσσω, αφήνω, εγκατάλειψηGreek
  • forlasi, postlasi, elpeli, senĝenecoEsperanto
  • abandonar, suspender, renunciar, expulsar, desenfrenoSpanish
  • دست کشیدن, ترک کردن, رها کردن, به حال خود رها کردن, بی‌خیالی, بی‌قیدیPersian
  • hylätä, luovuttaa, jättää heitteille, antaa periksi, ajaa pois, luopua, riehakkuus, huolettomuusFinnish
  • biu-taFijian
  • abandonnerFrench
  • lig ó, fág, tabhair suas, tréig, díbir, caith amachIrish
  • fàg, thoir suas, trèig, thoir thairis, dìobairScottish Gaelic
  • त्याग देना, छोड़ देना, परित्यागना, त्यागना, परित्यागHindi
  • abandoneHaitian Creole
  • լքելArmenian
  • abandonar, relinquer, deserer, renunciarInterlingua
  • við, yfirgefa, hættaIcelandic
  • bandire, abbandonare, abbandonoItalian
  • 捨てる, 見捨てる, 明け渡す, 放置する, 放棄する, 断念, 止めるJapanese
  • қалдыру, тастауKazakh
  • ತ್ಯಜಿಸಿKannada
  • 방치하다, 포기하다, 단념하다, 버리다, 체관하다, 염단하다, 절념하다, 기치하다Korean
  • dest jê ber dan, dev jê berdanKurdish
  • relinquōLatin
  • ປະຖິ້ມ, ເຊົາLao
  • whakamahueMāori
  • परित्याग करणे, सोडून देणे, त्यागणेMarathi
  • verwerpen, afzien, terugnemen, opgeven, in de steek laten, prijsgeven, begeven, achterlaten, verlaten, afwijzen, afstand doen, verbannen, verzaken, ongedwongenheidDutch
  • skrinlegge, avskrive, oppgi, forvise, forlate, overgivenhet, løssluppenhetNorwegian
  • wyrzec się, opuszczać, porzucać, opuścić, wyganiać, wygonić, porzucićPolish
  • abandonar, expulsar, largar mão, renunciar, desistir, abandonoPortuguese
  • abandona, lepăda, părăsi, renunțaRomanian
  • покидать, бросать, оставить, оставлять, бросить, покинуть, отказыватьсяRussian
  • opúšťať, vzdávať sa, opustiť, vzdať saSlovak
  • zapustiti, opustitiSlovene
  • braktisAlbanian
  • gå ifrån, förvisa, ge upp, frångå, lämna, överlämna, överge, avstå från, frigjordhet, hämningslöshet, nonchalans, otvungenhetSwedish
  • கைவிடுதல்Tamil
  • వదిలివేయు, వదిలివెళ్ళు, వదులుకొను, పరిత్యజించినTelugu
  • kovmak, terk etmek, bırakmakTurkish
  • покидати, покинути, відмовитисяUkrainian
  • چھوڑ دوUrdu
  • bỏ, từ bỏ, bỏ rơi, xua đuổi, bộm, ruồng bỏVietnamese
  • 放弃Chinese

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