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a·ban·don

abandon

 
 
pronunciation:
baen dn
part of speech: verb
inflections: abandons, abandoning, abandoned
definition 1: to leave behind with no plan to return or take possession again; desert.
The frightened thieves abandoned the stolen car.
synonyms:
desert, forsake, turn one's back on
antonyms:
keep, retain
similar words:
drop, jettison, leave
definition 2: to give up (one's home, fort, ship, or the like) by leaving it.
The terrible drought forced many farmers to abandon their farms.The captain gave the order to abandon the ship.
 
synonyms:
forsake
similar words:
give up, surrender, turn one's back on
definition 3: to stop pursuing; give up.
He abandoned his dream of being an actor.She abandoned her chores and went fishing.
synonyms:
forsake, give up
derivation: abandonment (n.)