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abandon

a·ban·don

abandon

 
 
pronunciation:
baen dn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
abandon ship
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abandons, abandoning, abandoned
definition 1: to leave (someone or something) with no intention of returning or taking up possession again.
They abandoned the old car in the ditch.He abandoned his family and moved far away.
synonyms:
desert, forsake, reject, turn one's back on
antonyms:
keep, re-claim, retain
similar words:
drop, jettison, leave, maroon, repudiate
definition 2: to give up by withdrawing from.
The families were forced to abandon the village that had been their home.The army abandoned the fort.
 
synonyms:
forsake
antonyms:
re-claim
similar words:
give up, relinquish, scuttle, surrender, turn one's back on
definition 3: to stop pursuing (an activity, goal, or the like); give up; relinquish.
He abandoned his dream of becoming an actor.They abandoned the project when they realized it was too costly.
synonyms:
forsake, give up, relinquish
similar words:
renounce
definition 4: to allow (oneself) to be taken over completely by emotions or impulses.
He abandoned himself to hysteria.
synonyms:
surrender
antonyms:
compose, recompose
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: freedom from restraint or inhibition.
The Mardi Gras crowds danced in the streets with abandon.He rode the horse with reckless abandon.
synonyms:
freedom, intemperance, spontaneity, wantonness
antonyms:
continence, restraint, self-control, self-restraint
similar words:
Úlan, enthusiasm, impetuosity
definition 2: a state in which emotions or impulses control one completely.
She shrieked and waved her arms in abandon.
synonyms:
surrender
antonyms:
composure
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phrase: abandon ship
derivation: abandonment (n.)