abandon

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 [əˈbændən]



WordReference English Thesaurus © 2019
Sense: Verb: leave behind
Synonyms:
leave behind, leave , leave high and dry, desert , run away from, run out on, walk out on, turn your back on, strand , forsake , reject , disown, cast aside, cast off, maroon , leave in the lurch, flee , break with, bail on, defect , skip out on (informal), fink out on (informal), bolt , leave flat, quit , leave in the cold, ditch (slang), dump (slang), chuck (slang), depart from, slip away from, vacate, evacuate, surrender , discard
Antonyms:
go back for, keep with, stay together with, stick with (informal), save , reclaim, pick up
Sense: Verb: stop something
Synonyms:
discontinue, stop , abort, cease , give up, quit , scrap , scrub , call off, withdraw from, pull out of, back out of, back down from, bow out of, go back on, back out on, ditch , rescind, renege, revoke, renounce, desist, lay down, drop , forfeit , yield , disclaim, waive , cede, lay aside, set aside, concede, be done with, secede from, resign , let go of, break the habit of, chuck (slang), throw in the towel (slang), throw in the sponge (slang), cop out (slang), hang up the fiddle (slang), abdicate, forswear
Antonyms:
continue , keep going, push forward, start , begin , pick up
Sense: Verb: cancel a match, game, etc.
Synonyms:
cancel , call off, terminate , stop , end , put an end to, call time on
Sense: Noun: recklessness
Synonyms:
abandonment, disregard , wildness, unrestraint, impulsiveness, spontaneity, spontaneousness, freedom , wantonness, exuberance, carelessness, recklessness, uninhibitedness, lightheartedness, enthusiasm , zeal, vigor, vigour (UK), impetuousness, impetuosity, gusto
Antonyms:
constraint , restraint , self-control

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