abandon synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term abandon:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abandon, wantonness, unconstraint(noun)

    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry

    Synonyms:
    wantonness, wildness, licentiousness, unconstraint, abandon

  2. wildness, abandon(verb)

    a feeling of extreme emotional intensity

    Synonyms:
    fury, unconstraint, abandon, wantonness, wildness, violence, vehemence, furiousness, ferocity, fierceness

  3. abandon(verb)

    forsake, leave behind

    Synonyms:
    give up, vacate, empty, desert, forsake, desolate

  4. abandon, give up(verb)

    give up with the intent of never claiming again

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

  5. vacate, empty, abandon(verb)

    leave behind empty; move out of

    Synonyms:
    overturn, abandon, lift, vacate, annul, rescind, countermand, discharge, evacuate, reverse, renounce, desolate, give up, resign, desert, revoke, empty, forsake, void, repeal

  6. abandon, give up(verb)

    stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

    Synonyms:
    spare, allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, forsake, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, desolate, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, empty, desert, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, resign, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit

  7. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert(verb)

    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

    Synonyms:
    waste, devastate, give up, desert, lay waste to, abandon, vacate, scourge, empty, depopulate, defect, forsake, ravage, desolate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abandon

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abandon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    leave, relinquish, quit, forsake, desert, evacuate, drop, abjure, forswear, give over, cast off, retire from, withdraw from

  2. abandon(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surrender, cede, yield, resign, forego, renounce, waive, vacate, ABDICATE, deliver up, give up, part with, let go, lay down

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

renounce, leave, relinquish, waive, forgo, surrender, forego, forsake, quit, abandonment, abandons, drop, discontinue, flee, discard, abdicate, leaving



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