Associations to the word «Abandon»


ABANDON, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To subdue; to take control of. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the mid 16th century.]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) To give up control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cast out; to banish; to expel; to reject. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) To no longer exercise a right, title, or interest, especially with no interest of reclaiming it again; to yield; to relinquish. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABANDON, verb. (transitive) To surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss.
ABANDON, noun. A yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences. [Early 19th century.]
ABANDON, noun. (obsolete) abandonment; relinquishment.
ABANDON, adverb. (obsolete) (not comparable) Freely; entirely.
ABANDON SHIP, verb. To leave or forsake a ship, due to its impending doom.
ABANDON SHIP, verb. (idiom) (By extension) To leave a person or organization when the going gets tough.
ABANDON TO, verb. (literary) (transitive) To feel an emotion so strongly that you do not think about anything else. To have an feeling so strongly that you let it control you completely:

Dictionary definition

ABANDON, noun. The trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon".
ABANDON, noun. A feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger".
ABANDON, verb. Forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot".
ABANDON, verb. 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".
ABANDON, verb. Leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight".
ABANDON, verb. 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".
ABANDON, verb. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi