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Definition 1: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

Synonyms for abandonment in the sense of this definition

(abandonment is a kind of ...) the act of withdrawing

"the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

(... is a kind of abandonment ) the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)

(... is a kind of abandonment ) unauthorized military absence

(... is a kind of abandonment ) ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)

Definition 2: the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away - [noun denoting act]

(abandonment is a kind of ...) the act or means of getting rid of something

(... is a kind of abandonment ) getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

(... is a kind of abandonment ) (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit

Definition 3: the act of giving something up - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for abandonment in the sense of this definition

(abandonment is a kind of ...) the act of rejecting something

"his proposals were met with rejection"

(... is a kind of abandonment ) abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving an infant out in the open)

(... is a kind of abandonment ) the act of abandoning a party for cause

(... is a kind of abandonment ) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

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