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Definition 1: the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she danced with abandon

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(abandon is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking restraint

Definition 2: a feeling of extreme emotional intensity - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wildness of his anger

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(abandon is a kind of ...) a strong feeling or emotion

Definition 3: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch - [verb of cognition]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother deserted her children

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(abandon is a kind of ...) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

"She left a mess when she moved out" "His good luck finally left him" "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage" "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

(... is a kind of abandon ) abandon by leaving out in the open air

"The infant was exposed by the teenage mother" "After Christmas, many pets get abandoned"

(... is a kind of abandon ) leave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval

"She walked out on her husband and children"

(... is a kind of abandon ) forsake

"ditch a lover"

(... is a kind of abandon ) leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

"the travellers were marooned"

Definition 4: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims - [verb of cognition]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of abandon ) abandon one's principles for expedience or financial gain

(abandon has a similar meaning as ...) move in order to make room for someone for something

"The park gave way to a supermarket" "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

(abandon has a similar meaning as ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

Definition 5: leave behind empty; move out of - [verb of motion]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You must vacate your office by tonight

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(abandon is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 6: forsake, leave behind - [verb of possession]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot

(abandon is a kind of ...) throw or cast away

"Put away your worries"

(... is a kind of abandon ) throw away

"Chuck these old notes"

(... is a kind of abandon ) forgo or do or go without

(... is a kind of abandon ) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

"you've forfeited your right to name your successor" "forfeited property"

(... is a kind of abandon ) commit forever; commit irrevocably

Definition 7: give up with the intent of never claiming again - [verb of possession]

Samples where abandon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for abandon in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of abandon ) turn away from; give up

"I am foreswearing women forever"

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