Abandon synonyms

ə-băn'dən
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(Uncountable) The quality of being spontaneous.
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To cling to the idea or feeling of
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To express in words; declare or utter:
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To give up
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The quality of being uninhibited.
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To keep from being curtailed or exposed to risk:
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To renounce all claim to; to deny ownership of or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
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To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
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To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
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To end a romantic/sexual relationship with.
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(Archaic) To divulge one's secrets, thoughts or intentions, to discuss something with somebody.
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Lack of restraint; the quality of being unrestrained.
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To willingly let go of; to give up; to relinquish.
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To fail to keep an obligation.
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To give or furnish as a natural process or as the result of cultivation
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To give up one's rights in; surrender formally
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To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
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To give up (a claim or right, for example) voluntarily; relinquish.
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(Intransitive) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
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(By extension) To sign a contract renewing or restarting a professional relationship, such as that of a professional athlete with a sports team.
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To fail to keep; to renege on.
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To cancel or end a scheduled event, project or course
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To give up
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To give up
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To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
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To deprive of inhabitants.
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The quality of being immoderate, lack of moderation or temperance
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To give up
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To give up
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(Idiomatic) To resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact.
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(Idiomatic) To withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat.
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To abandon one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
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To give up
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(Slang) To discard; get rid of
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Alternative form of throw in the towel.
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(Idiomatic) To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.
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To give up
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To leave altogether; abandon:
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To quit is to stop doing something, or to formally leave a job.
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To disown allegiance to one's country and take up residence in another:
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To rebuff; esp., to deny acceptance, care, love, etc. to (someone)
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To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
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(Intransitive, knitting) To finish the last row of knitted stitches and remove them securely from the needle.
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To exclude from a group or society:
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To abandon or isolate with little hope of ready rescue or escape:
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(Baseball) To leave (a base runner) on base at the end of an inning.
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To run away from:
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To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
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To give up military occupation of; withdraw from
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To discard (something) as useless or a burden
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(Idiomatic) To forget about.
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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(Idiomatic, US, colloquial) To leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive, followed by of or from) To move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.
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To start suddenly and run away, as a horse
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial, with of) To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.
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(Idiomatic) To turn away from someone or something, in preparation for running away; to reverse direction; to leave or flee.
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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(Slang) To get rid of; discard:
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain. [First attested from 1350 to 1470]
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Without equal or peer
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Deprived of something:
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Offering no comfort.
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Abandoned, forsake; given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.
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The voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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A solemn recantation or renunciation on oath; as, an abjuration of heresy. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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An abandoning of what one has believed in, as a faith, cause, or principles
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A failing or failure
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The act of recanting or something recanted
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The act of relinquishing something.
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The act of rejecting or renouncing something as invalid
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(Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being wanton; recklessness, especially as represented in lascivious or other excessive behavior.
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To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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To go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law
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To go away (from); leave
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To give up
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To throw away.
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To transfer responsibility or attention of (something) (to someone); to stop being concerned with.
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To give up
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To give up
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To grant a license to or for; authorize.
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To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.
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To give up
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To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).
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To allow (something) to slacken, to relax (one's attention etc.).
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To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.
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To fight or quarrel
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To scuttle means to sink a ship by making holes in the hull, or to abandon a plan.
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To bring or come to an end; stop.
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To give up
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Self restraint is the ability to control your own emotions and actions.
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A restraining or being restrained
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To hold or keep in possession
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To continue to torment or afflict; haunt:
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To supply with necessities and financially support a person.
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To guard from attack; keep from harm or danger; protect
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
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To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly
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Adopt is defined as to accept an idea or to choose and follow a course of action.
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To assert is defined as to make a statement with full confidence of its truth and factuality.
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Demit is defined as to quit or fire.
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To decide or declare that one will not or will no longer use or be associated with (something):
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(Idiomatic) To relinquish control or possession of something to someone.
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To transfer (one's interest in property) without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
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To let go (free, away), physically release.
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To give or pay (something due or owed)
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To give up, relinquish, or reject something.
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To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (military) to yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
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(Obs.) To go past
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To give up, surrender, or yield (e.g. a weapon), usually by placing it on the ground.
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To end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.
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(Intransitive) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
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To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
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(Intransitive)
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(Idiomatic) To quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as of a bad habit.
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(Of an employer) To dismiss (workers) from employment, e.g. at a time of low business volume, often with a severance package.
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The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
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The quality or state of being incontinent.
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The quality of being wild or untamed
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The state or character of being heedless; inattention; carelessness; thoughtlessness.
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The definition of continue means to remain or go on.
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(Intransitive) To oppose.
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A careless, often reckless disregard for consequences
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Freedom from constraint.
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Empty is defined as to remove all of something.
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The state or condition of being committed; commitment.
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The state of being corrupted.
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The state of being cursory
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The state or quality of being degenerate.
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The state of being depraved; depravity
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The quality or condition of being extreme or immoderate.
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Indiscipline is defined as a lack of control or punishment.
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The state or quality of being inordinate; excessiveness.
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The quality of being intemperate.
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The quality of being irrepressible.
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Absence of coercion.
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The property of being offhand
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A passionate act
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Lack of regard; heedlessness.
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(Art) The art of performing a difficult task so gracefully, that it looks effortless.
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The quality of being unconscionable.
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The absence of control.
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The quality of being undue.
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The state or quality of being unprepared.
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A lack of readiness, or state of being unready
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The state of being unrestrained.
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Quality of being unthinking.
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Exuberance is defined as the state of being overly excited, joyful and happy.
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An inclination or tendency of a specified kind:
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Verve is energy or enthusiasm.
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(Historical) Supernatural inspiration or possession; inspired prophetic or poetic ecstasy
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Striking or showy appearance or display
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Vigor is defined as strength and health.
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(Animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
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The state or quality of being reckless or heedless, of taking unnecessary risks.
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To give up
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(Idiomatic) To confuse; especially, to lose a pursuer.
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(Euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.
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To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
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To give up
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(Idiomatic) to discard
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To discard is defined as to get rid of something or throw something away.
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To make a gift of (something).
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To give up
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To give up
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To leave a person, place, or thing in trouble
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Guilty of apostasy
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(Law) A legal document releasing some requirement, such as waiving a right (giving it up) or a waiver of liability (agreeing to hold someone blameless). Also used for such a form even before it is filled out and signed.
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The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence.
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Synonym Study

  • Quit , meaning to leave or give up I quit my job, is also commonly used now simply to mean stop
  • Forsake stresses renouncing a person or thing formerly dear to one to forsake one's friends or ideals
  • Desert emphasizes leaving in willful violation, as of one's obligation or oath the soldier deserted his post
  • Abandon implies leaving a person or thing, either as a final, necessary measure to abandon a drought area or as a complete rejection of one's responsibilities, claims, etc. she abandoned her child
Find another word for abandon. In this page you can discover 205 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for abandon, like: call-it-a-day, spontaneity, run-out-on, call-it-quits, cherish, deliver, back down from, hang up one's fiddle, have done with, uninhibitedness and protect.