Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abandon

5 senses of abandon

Sense 1
abandon -- (forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot")
       => discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away -- (throw or cast away; "Put away your worries")

Sense 2
abandon, give up -- (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")

Sense 3
vacate, empty, abandon -- (leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 4
abandon, give up -- (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")

Sense 5
abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")
       => leave -- (go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind")

Antonyms of adj abandoned

2 senses of abandoned

Sense 1
abandoned, derelict, deserted -- (forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse")

INDIRECT (VIA uninhabited) -> inhabited -- (having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth")

Sense 2
abandoned -- (free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty)

INDIRECT (VIA uninhibited) -> inhibited -- (held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear")

Similarity of adj abandoned

2 senses of abandoned

Sense 1
abandoned, derelict, deserted -- (forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse")
       => uninhabited (vs. inhabited) -- (not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses")

Sense 2
abandoned -- (free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty)
       => uninhibited (vs. inhibited) -- (not inhibited or restrained; "uninhibited exuberance")

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