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  Definition of abandon
  1. the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
  2. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"
  3. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
  4. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  5. leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
  6. 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"
  7. forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
Similar Words: wantonness, unconstraint, wildness, give up, forsake, desolate, desert, vacate, empty

 

Hyponyms: expose, walk out, ditch, maroon, strand, foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish, chuck, dispense with, forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, consign

 

Grouped Verbs: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder, move over, ease up, yield

 

Derivational Morphology: abandonment, forsaking, desertion, defection, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, forlornness, loneliness, desolation, giving up

 

 
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