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1. abandon

verb. ['əˈbændən'] forsake, leave behind.

Synonyms

  • dispose
  • give up
  • forego
  • chuck out
  • throw overboard
  • waive
  • consign
  • toss away
  • toss
  • forgo
  • toss out
  • cast out
  • forfeit
  • cast away
  • fling
  • put away
  • throw out
  • ditch
  • cast aside
  • dispense with
  • throw away
  • discard

Antonyms

  • shrink
  • succeed
  • float
  • deny

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Rhymes with Abandon

  • ugandan
  • morandan
  • escandon
  • standen
  • glandon
  • brandon
  • branden
  • vanden
  • tandon
  • sanden
  • landon
  • landen

How to spell abandon? Is it abandone? Or abandn? Common misspellings are:

  • abandone
  • abandn

Sentences with abandon


1. Verb, base form
By the first hard frost in late autumn, the paper wasps abandon their nest.

2. Verb, past tense
Don’t abandon the marriage for fear that the past could repeat itself.

Quotes about abandon


1. All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri

2. Reading 'Youth in Revolt' might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn't do that very well.
- Rob Thomas

3. The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2. abandon

verb. ['əˈbændən'] stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • yield
  • founder
  • give
  • fall in
  • give way
  • move over
  • cave in
  • ease up
  • break

Antonyms

  • resist
  • take
  • postdate
  • won

3. abandon

verb. ['əˈbændən'] leave behind empty; move out of.

Synonyms

  • go away
  • go forth
  • vacate
  • empty

Antonyms

  • wellness
  • unfold
  • strengthen
  • be born

4. abandon

verb. ['əˈbændən'] give up with the intent of never claiming again.

Synonyms

  • foreswear
  • renounce
  • quit
  • relinquish

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • outgo
  • disagree
  • stand

5. abandon

noun. ['əˈbændən'] the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry.

Synonyms

  • unconstraint
  • wantonness

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • indispose
  • disqualify

6. abandon

verb. ['əˈbændən'] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.

Synonyms

  • strand
  • desolate
  • forsake
  • leave
  • desert
  • maroon
  • walk out
  • expose

Antonyms

  • free
  • repatriate
  • explode
  • stay

7. abandon

noun. ['əˈbændən'] a feeling of extreme emotional intensity.

Synonyms

  • passion
  • passionateness

Antonyms

  • continue
  • requisition
  • enter
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