abandon definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To withdraw an individual's help or assistance from, particularly in spite of duty, allegiance, or obligation; desert: abandon a pal in big trouble.
    • to quit by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, specially because of risk or other impending menace: abandoned the ship.
    • To surrender an individual's claim to, directly to, or interest in; stop trying totally. See Synonyms at relinquish.
    • To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the seek out the missing hiker.
    • To produce (oneself) totally, concerning feeling.
    • To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to decline.
    • to quit definitely; to forsake totally ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all experience of or concern on; to desert, as one to who one owes allegiance or fidelity; to give up; to surrender.
    • Reflexively: to offer (one's self) up without attempt at self-discipline; to produce (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- frequently in a negative good sense.
    • To relinquish all claim to; -- utilized when an insured person offers as much as underwriters all claim on property included in an insurance policy, which may continue to be after reduction or harm by a peril guaranteed against.
  • noun:
    • Unbounded enthusiasm; exuberance.
    • an entire surrender of inhibitions.
    • Abandonment; relinquishment.
    • A Total stopping to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
    • The work of quitting or relinquishing; abandonment.
    • Abandonment to naturalness of activity or manner; freedom from constraint or conventionality; dash.
    • the trait of lacking restraint or control; careless freedom from inhibition or stress
    • a feeling of extreme psychological strength
  • verb:
    • To surrender to your insurer the insured item, to be able to claim an overall total reduction.
    • forsake, leave behind
    • leave a person who requires or counts for you; keep into the lurch
    • stop keeping or insisting on; of ideas or claims
    • surrender with all the intention of never ever saying again
    • leave behind empty; move out of
  • adverb:
    • Freely; totally.
  • others:
    • To detach or withdraw an individual's self from; leave.
    • To give up; cease to occupy one's self with; cease to use, follow, etc.: as, to abandon an enterprise; this custom was long ago abandoned.
    • To resign, forego, or renounce; relinquish all concern in: as, to abandon the cares of empire.
    • To relinquish the control over; produce up without discipline: since, he abandoned the city into conqueror.
    • To outlaw; banish; drive away or away.
    • To decline or renounce.
    • In com., to relinquish on underwriters all claim to, regarding ships or items guaranteed, as a preliminary toward recovering for a complete loss. See abandonment.

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