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Synonyms for abandon

Noun

1. abandon, wantonness, unconstraint, unrestraint
usage: the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
2. wildness, abandon, passion, passionateness
usage: a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"

Verb

1. abandon, discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away
usage: forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
2. abandon, give up
usage: give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon 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"
3. vacate, empty, abandon, leave, go forth, go away
usage: leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
4. abandon, give up
usage: stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
5. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert, leave
usage: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
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