[ US /əˈbændən/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈændən/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈændən/ ]
give up with the intent of never claiming again
We gave the drowning victim up for dead
Abandon your life to God
She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
The mother deserted her children
leave behind empty; move out of
You must vacate your office by tonight
stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations
He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage
forsake, leave behind
We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot
a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
the wildness of his anger
the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
she danced with abandon
How To Use abandon In A Sentence
- One could argue that such a missile defence system would bring about the abandonment of ballistic missiles as strategic weapons.
- The affair isn't the thing that makes me believe he needs to be removed from office – it's the monumental lack of judgment he displayed in abandoning his states and his duties as governor. Sanford should stay, two top South Carolina papers say
- He added: ‘As far as I know nobody was injured at the incident, although the football match was abandoned.’
- The goal of shifting freight from road to rail has been quietly abandoned.
- THERE have been many reports about the numbers of stray and abandoned animals in rescue centres. The Sun
- Any tartness and capers seemed to have abandoned this dish for a more elegant life, leaving a creamy, flavourless gloop on the plate.
- They also have abandoned past pledges and now threaten first use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.
- But the president claims he abandoned this effort when told that it would require a presidential decree.
- Fourth, the strange reluctance he felt about abandoning Downes as Suspect Number One.
- She is a woman of integrity who has never abandoned her principles for the sake of making money.