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Synonyms for abandon



abandon yourself to something


  • indulge in
  • give way to
  • yield to
  • wallow in
  • give free rein to
  • lose yourself in
  • give yourself up to

Synonyms for abandon

to give up or leave without intending to return or claim again

to let (something) go

to yield (oneself) unrestrainedly, as to a particular impulse

a complete surrender of inhibitions

a careless, often reckless disregard for consequences

Synonyms for abandon

the trait of lacking restraint or control

a feeling of extreme emotional intensity


give up with the intent of never claiming again

leave behind empty


stop maintaining or insisting on

leave someone who needs or counts on you

References in classic literature ?
In truth everything presented itself in a dark and gloomy light to Prince Andrew, especially after the abandonment of Smolensk on the sixth of August (he considered that it could and should have been defended) and after his sick father had had to flee to Moscow, abandoning to pillage his dearly beloved Bald Hills which he had built and peopled.
I expect the Minister [Barclay de Tolly] has already reported the abandonment of Smolensk to the enemy.
Poor Cathy, frightened from her little romance, had been considerably sadder and duller since its abandonment; and her father insisted on her reading less, and taking more exercise.
The heart-broken abandonment with which she said this was a sore trial to me; but though love may be deceived, vanity is ever vigilant, and vanity saved me.
"Well, yes!" said she, hanging round his neck with childish indolence, rather than with loving abandonment. "Well, yes!
Crooks himself, when voyaging in company with another trader of the name of M'Lellan, had been interrupted by these marauders, and had considered himself fortunate in escaping down the river without loss of life or property, but with a total abandonment of his trading voyage.
I used these three reference groups to test hypotheses 1a-1c, and categorized abandonments by their members as proximate, setting the relevant [z.sub.ns] to one.
Animal activist Evelyn Priess says pet abandonments have increased this year Image Credit: Supplied Animal activist Lesley Muncey Image Credit: Supplied Animal activist Montserrat Martin Image Credit: Supplied
The Tax Court's holding, if it had been applied universally, would have resulted in all abandonments as well as cancellations of investments being treated as capital losses, which would have a significant impact on investors.
The thresholds for discontinuing capture operations were: 1) 3 capture-related mortalities (direct, e.g., trampled by dam; indirect, e.g., related to captured-induced abandonment); 2) availability at zoos for calves recovered in viable condition was exhausted, and not to exceed 6 capture-induced abandonments; 3) the proportion of capture-induced abandonments that would discontinue capture operations would have changed with the total number of calves collared (i.e., more liberal proportions when the sample size was smaller, more restrictive proportions as sample size increased).
- Total Carts Abandonments - 21,789 (73.89% increase)
The severe weather last winter led to abandonments at many National Hunt racecourses, including some, of all shapes and sizes, who have achieved full partner status.
(195) The right to block railway abandonments was initially vested in the Interstate Commerce Commission, and it has been exercised by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) since the Commission's demise.
The actual number of infant abandonments is unclear because many infants are never located.