New Vocab: Abandon

verb: abandon; 3rd person present: abandons; past tense: abandoned; past participle: abandoned; gerund or present participle: abandoning

give up completely (a course of action, a practice, or a way of thinking).

“he had clearly abandoned all pretense of trying to succeed”
synonyms: renounce, relinquish, dispense with, disclaim, forgo, disown, disavow, discard, wash one’s hands of; More
give up, withdraw, drop, jettison, do away with;
informalax, ditch, dump, scrap, scrub, junk, deep-six;
formalforswear, abjure
“the party abandoned policies that made it unelectable”
give up, stop, cease, drop, forgo, desist from, dispense with, have done with, abstain from, discontinue, break off, refrain from, set aside;
informalcut out, kick, pack in, quit
“by that time, she had abandoned painting”
antonyms: keep, retain, take up, continue
discontinue (a scheduled event) before completion.
“against the background of perceived threats, the tour was abandoned”
cease to support or look after (someone); desert.

“her natural mother had abandoned her at an early age”
synonyms: desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one’s back on, cast aside, break (up) with; More
jilt, strand, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, throw over;
informalwalk out on, run out on, dump, ditch;
“he abandoned his wife and children”
leave (a place or vehicle) empty or uninhabited, without intending to return.
“derelict houses were abandoned”
synonyms: vacate, leave, depart from, withdraw from, quit, evacuate
“the skipper gave the order to abandon ship”
condemn someone or something to (a specified fate) by ceasing to take an interest in or look after them.
“it was an attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner-city deprivation”
synonyms: relinquish, surrender, give up, cede, yield, leave
“a vast expanse of territory was abandoned to the invaders”
antonyms: keep, claim
allow oneself to indulge in (a desire or impulse).

“abandoning herself to moony fantasies”
synonyms: indulge in, give way to, give oneself up to, yield to, lose oneself to/in
“she abandoned herself to the sensuousness of the music”
antonyms: control oneself

noun: abandon

complete lack of inhibition or restraint.
“she sings and sways with total abandon”
synonyms: uninhibitedness, recklessness, lack of restraint, lack of inhibition, wildness, impulsiveness, impetuosity, immoderation, wantonness
“at age sixty he had no less abandon than when he was twenty”
antonyms: self-control


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