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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

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Women and their partners most often abandon their illegitimate babies to escape punishment and imprisonment.
A "liquidated damages clause addressing potential failure to complete or project abandonment by the contractor"--This requires that the owner's contract include language such as: "The contractor acknowledges that the owner will suffer damages if the contractor either (1) fails to complete the project within the specified time noted in the schedule, or (2) abandons the project or its work prior to substantial or final completion.
When a company abandons a mine site but stays in business, lawsuits can be brought by government agencies, individuals, and nonprofit groups to remediate the environmental damage.
41) If the taxpayer subsequently abandons the project, the preliminary capitalized expenditures may then be deducted as a loss under section 165.
She abandons the pup and swims off to safer waters.
If the taxpayer abandons a contract that is capital in nature to enter into another capital contract, the costs will not relate to an abandonment and thus qualify as a deductible loss.
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Example 1: S abandons her interest in the XYZ partnership at a time when her basis is $20,000 and she has no share of partnership liabilities under Sec.