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English noun: abandon

1. abandon (attribute) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry


SamplesShe danced with abandon.


Synonymsunconstraint, wantonness


Broader (hypernym)unrestraint

2. abandon (feeling) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity


SamplesThe wildness of his anger.


Synonymswildness


Broader (hypernym)passion, passionateness


English verb: abandon

1. abandon (possession) forsake, leave behind


SamplesWe abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out


Narrower (hyponym)chuck, consign, dispense with, ditch, forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive

2. abandon (possession) give up with the intent of never claiming again


SamplesAbandon 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.


Synonymsgive up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)foreswear, quit, relinquish, renounce

3. abandon (motion) leave behind empty; move out of


SamplesYou must vacate your office by tonight.


Synonymsempty, vacate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

4. abandon (cognition) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims


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


Synonymsgive up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Verb groupbreak, cave in, collapse, ease up, fall in, founder, give, give, give way, give way, move over, yield

5. abandon (cognition) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch


SamplesThe mother deserted her children.


Synonymsdesert, desolate, forsake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)leave


Narrower (hyponym)ditch, expose, maroon, strand, walk out









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