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Another word for abandon

Verb
  1. To give up or leave without intending to return or claim again

  2. See also:

    keep

  3. To give up a possession, claim, or right

  4. See also:

    keep

  5. To let (something) go

  6. See also:

    keep

  7. To yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse

  8. See also:

    resist

Another word for abandon

Noun
  1. A complete surrender of inhibitions

  2. See also:

    restraint

  3. A careless, often reckless disregard for consequences

  4. See also:

    careful

Another word for abandon

Verb

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