Definition of Abandon in English :

Define Abandon in English

Abandon meaning in English

Meaning of Abandon in English

Pronunciation of Abandon in English

Abandon pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abandon in English


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1. abandon, unconstraint, wantonness

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

Example Sentences:
'she danced with abandon'

2. abandon, wildness

a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

Example Sentences:
'the wildness of his anger'


3. abandon

forsake, leave behind

Example Sentences:
'We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot'

4. abandon, give up

give up with the intent of never claiming again

Example Sentences:
'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'

5. abandon, empty, vacate

leave behind empty; move out of

Example Sentences:
'You must vacate your office by tonight'

6. abandon, give up

stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

Example Sentences:
'He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage'
'Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations'

7. abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

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

Example Sentences:
'The mother deserted her children'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to forsake completely; desert; leave behind
to abandon a baby
drivers had to abandon their cars
2.  abandon ship
to give up completely
to abandon a habit
to abandon hope
to yield control of or concern in; relinquish
to abandon office
to give up (something begun) before completion
to abandon a job
the game was abandoned
to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint
to give (insured property that has suffered partial loss or damage) to the insurers in order that a claim for a total loss may be made
freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worry
she danced with abandon

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verb transitive
to give up (something) completely or forever
to abandon all hope
to leave, as in danger or out of necessity; forsake; desert
to yield (oneself) completely, as to a feeling, desire, etc.
unrestrained freedom of action or emotion; surrender to one's impulses
to shout in wild abandon

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. a·ban·doned, a·ban·don·ing, a·ban·dons
1. To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert: abandon a friend in trouble.
2. To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat: abandoned the ship.
3. To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely: abandon a belief. See Synonyms at relinquish.
4. To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the search for the missing hiker.
5. To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
Great enthusiasm or lack of restraint: skied with abandon.

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