(verb-transitive) To withdrawone'ssupport or help from, especiallyinspite of duty,allegiance, or responsibility;desert:abandon a friendintrouble.
(verb-transitive) To giveup by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit,especiallyas a result of danger or otherimpendingthreat:abandoned the ship.
(verb-transitive) To surrenderone'sclaim to, right to, or interestin;giveupentirely.SeeSynonymsatrelinquish.
(verb-transitive) To ceasetrying to continue;desist from: abandoned the search for the missinghiker.
(verb-transitive) To yield (oneself) completely,as to emotion.
(verb) to forsake completely; desert; leave behind
(verb) to give up completely
(verb) to yield control of or concern in; relinquish
(verb) to give up (something begun) before completion
(verb) to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint
(verb) to give (insured property that has suffered partial loss or damage) to the insurers in order that a claim for a total loss may be made
(noun) freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worry
Use "abandon" in a sentence
"The one point they will never abandon is there will be no unlimited right of return."
"I have many in my own extended family who would be said to have long abandoned the practice of their Faith, though sadly what they often abandon is not the Faith in its integrity, but the caricature that was passed on to them."
"I would like to know what Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner have been smoking or drinking to make a statement like this "Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long," For eight years the Republican spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon took a surplus into massive deficit themselfs."