Synonyms of abandon in English:

abandon


See definition of abandon

verb

1‘the party has abandoned policies which made it unelectable’

SYNONYMS

renounce, relinquish, dispense with, forswear, disclaim, disown, disavow, discard, wash one's hands of

give up, drop, do away with, jettison

informal ditch, scrap, scrub, axe, junk

ANTONYMS

keep, claim

2‘by that stage, she had abandoned painting’

SYNONYMS

give up, stop, cease, drop, forgo, desist from, have done with, abjure, abstain from, discontinue, break off, refrain from, lay aside, set aside

informal cut out, kick, jack in, pack in, quit

ANTONYMS

continue, take up

3‘he abandoned his wife and children’

SYNONYMS

desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one's back on, cast aside, break with, break up with

jilt, strand, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, throw over

informal run out on, walk out on, dump, ditch

British informal give someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off

archaic forsake

ANTONYMS

stick by

4‘the skipper gave the order to abandon ship’

SYNONYMS

vacate, leave, quit, evacuate, withdraw from

5‘an attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner-city deprivation’

SYNONYMS

relinquish, surrender, give up, cede, yield, leave

6‘she abandoned herself to the sensuousness of the music’

SYNONYMS

indulge in, give way to, give oneself up to, yield to, lose oneself in, lose oneself to

ANTONYMS

control oneself


noun

1‘reckless abandon’

SYNONYMS

uninhibitedness, recklessness, lack of restraint, lack of inhibition, unruliness, wildness, impulsiveness, impetuosity, immoderation, wantonness

ANTONYMS

self-control