Dictionary Results for abandon


1. abandon - noun

· the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"

Synonym(s): wantonness, unconstraint

Hypernym(s): unrestraint




2. abandon - noun

· a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"

Synonym(s): wildness

Hypernym(s): passion, passionateness




3. abandon - verb

· forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

Hypernym(s): discard, fling, toss, toss_out, toss_away, chuck_out, cast_aside, dispose, throw_out, cast_out, throw_away, cast_away, put_away




4. abandon - verb

· give up with the intent of never claiming again; "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"

Synonym(s): give_up




5. abandon - verb

· leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"

Synonym(s): vacate, empty

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away




6. abandon - verb

· stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

Synonym(s): give_up




7. abandon - verb

· leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

Synonym(s): forsake, desolate, desert

Hypernym(s): leave





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