What are some alternative words for abandon?

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:
    wantonness, wildness, licentiousness, unconstraint

  2. wildness, abandon(verb)

    a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

    "the wildness of his anger"

    Synonyms:
    fury, unconstraint, wantonness, wildness, violence, vehemence, furiousness, ferocity, fierceness

  3. abandon(verb)

    forsake, leave behind

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

    Synonyms:
    give up, vacate, empty, desert, forsake, desolate

  4. 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:
    spare, allow, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

  5. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    "You must vacate your office by tonight"

    Synonyms:
    overturn, lift, vacate, annul, rescind, countermand, discharge, evacuate, reverse, renounce, desolate, give up, resign, desert, revoke, empty, forsake, void, repeal

  6. 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:
    spare, allow, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

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

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

    "The mother deserted her children"

    Synonyms:
    waste, devastate, give up, desert, lay waste to, vacate, scourge, empty, depopulate, defect, forsake, ravage, desolate

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abandon

    Synonyms:
    leave, forsake, desert, renounce, cease, relinquish, discontinue, castoff, resign, retire, quit, forego, forswear, depart from, vacate, surrender, abjure, repudiate

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abandon":

    renounce, leave, relinquish, waive, forgo, surrender, forego, forsake, quit, abandonment, abandons, drop, discontinue, flee, discard, abdicate, leaving

How to pronounce abandon?

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Indian

How to say abandon in sign language?

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How to use abandon in a sentence?

  1. Mike Lee:

    The USA Freedom Act does not propose that we abandon any and all efforts to analyze telephone data, what we're talking about here is a program that currently contemplates the collection of all data just as a routine matter and the aggregation of all that data in one database. That causes concerns for a lot of people... There's a lot of potential for abuse.

  2. Drew Hammill:

    The Speaker expressed her disappointment in the President's decision to abandon the economic health needs of the American people.

  3. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I pledge to you that every day I will fight for the public interest, not the corporate interest. I will not abandon any segment of American society -- whether you're gay or black or Latino or poor, or working class -- just because it is politically expedient at a given time.

  5. Hassan Rouhani:

    Iran will neither abandon its defensive weapons nor will reduce its defense capabilities, rather it will increase its defense power day by day. The fact that they are angry at our missiles shows that these are the most influential weapons Iran has.


Translations for abandon

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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