Meaning of ABANDON in English

ABANDON

verb

1

BAD : Since capital punishment was abandoned, the crime rate has increased.

GOOD : Since capital punishment was abolished, the crime rate has increased.

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abandon = give up a plan, activity or attempt to do something, without being successful: 'Bad weather forced them to abandon the search.' 'Without government support, the project will have to be abandoned.'

abolish = remove a law, tradition or system, often by introducing a new law; do away with: 'In which year was slavery abolished in the United States?' 'I'd hate to see the monarchy abolished.'

2

BAD : It is difficult to reach abandoned places such as small country villages.

GOOD : It is difficult to reach remote places such as small country villages.

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abandoned = left for ever by the owners or occupiers: 'The field was littered with abandoned cars.' 'Some of these old abandoned coal mines could be dangerous.'

remote = far away and difficult to reach: 'The tribe lives in a small remote mountain village.' 'We have now managed to bring famine relief to people in even the most remote areas.'

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