Definitions of abandon

  1. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  2. To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
  3. Reflexively: To give ( one's self) up without attempt at self- control; to yield ( one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense.
  4. To relinquish all claim to; - used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  5. To give up entirely; as, the sailors were forced to abandon the sinking ship; to desert or forsake; to give up all claim to.
  6. To give up: to desert: to yield ( one's self) without restraint.
  7. To forsake; to renounce.
  8. To forsake or renounce utterly; give up wholly; quit; leave; resign.
  9. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; " He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; " Both sides have to give in these negociations"
  10. Abandonment; relinquishment.
  11. To desert; to give up.
  12. To give up; to desert; to forsake entirely.
  13. the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; " she danced with abandon"
  14. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; " the wildness of his anger"
  15. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; " He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; " Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
  16. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
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