Meaning of ABANDON in English

ABANDON

n. 25B6; verb

the party abandoned policies which made it unelectable : RENOUNCE, relinquish, dispense with, disclaim, disown, disavow, discard, wash one's hands of; give up, drop, jettison, do away with, axe; informal ditch, scrap, scrub, junk; formal forswear.

by that stage, she had abandoned painting : GIVE UP, stop, cease, drop, forgo, desist from, have done with, abstain from, discontinue, break off, refrain from, set aside; informal cut out, kick, pack in, quit; Brit. informal jack in; formal abjure.

he abandoned his wife and children : DESERT, leave, leave high and dry, turn one's back on, cast aside, break (up) with; jilt, strand, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, throw over; informal walk out on, run out on, dump, ditch; poetic/literary forsake.

the skipper gave the order to abandon ship : VACATE, leave, depart from, withdraw from, quit, evacuate.

a vast expanse of territory was abandoned to the invaders : RELINQUISH, surrender, give up, cede, yield, leave.

she abandoned herself to the sensuousness of the music : INDULGE IN, give way to, give oneself up to, yield to, lose oneself to/in.

keep, retain, continue.

25B6; noun reckless abandon : UNINHIBITEDNESS, recklessness, lack of restraint, lack of inhibition, wildness, impulsiveness, impetuosity, immoderation, wantonness.

self-control.

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