1. [ verb ] forsake, leave behind

"We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"

Related terms: discard forfeit consign chuck dispense_with abandonment
2. [ verb ] give up with the intent of never claiming again
Synonyms: give_up

"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"

Related terms: foreswear abandonment
3. [ verb ] leave behind empty; move out of
Synonyms: empty vacate

"You must vacate your office by tonight"

Related terms: leave
4. [ verb ] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.
Synonyms: give_up give

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

Related terms: collapse move_over
5. [ noun ] the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry
Synonyms: unconstraint wantonness

"she danced with abandon"

Related terms: unrestraint
6. [ verb ] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonyms: desert forsake lurch desolate

"The mother deserted her children"

Related terms: leave maroon ditch walk_out expose desertion forlornness forsaking
7. [ noun ] a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
Synonyms: wildness

"the wildness of his anger"

Related terms: passion
Similar spelling:   abandoned