Abandon is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand abandon (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use abandon in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of abandon, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of abandon, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - forsake, leave behind
EXAMPLES - Abandon in a Sentence
- 'Midst these disorders, through th' abandon'd town: (source)
- Carelessness is so often taken for "abandon" in playing. (source)
- Yet the abandon is still there, if you know where to find it. (source)
- There was a kind of abandon about her that suited Judy's style. (source)
- So you kind of abandon the idea of radio playing your [expletive deleted]. (source)
- The one point they will never abandon is there will be no unlimited right of return. (source)
- "I guess because I'm playful and I have that kind of abandon and everything," she said. (source)
- Mr. Bunn had cast himself into the chair with such "abandon" that the chair abandoned him. (source)
- I am enjoying riding again, but with much less 'abandon' than I used to ... is this because (source)
- But I am sure that by cultivating more of what the French call 'abandon' -- by preparing with less (source)
- They have made appeals to foreign governments to 'abandon' President Museveni, whatever that means. (source)
- The performance was spectacular and acrobatic, with usual evolutions, with more "abandon" and very artistic. (source)
- Let him shun low and disreputable Company, but, above all, such as abandon themselves to scandalous Liberties. (source)
- Put simply, Bush's advisors couldn't "abandon" or "violate" a definition of torture that the U.S. hasn't adopted. (source)
- Perhaps getting out of Iraq (or appearing to) is the most important challenge and there's no way we can "abandon" both nations at once. (source)
- The letters are original and audacious, and are full of a certain intellectual "abandon" which is sure to charm the cultivated reader .... (source)
- She danced up and down the stage, perfectly self-possessed, and with that perfect grace and abandon which is so noticeable in the self-made cow. (source)
- Labour has accused David Cameron of planning to '' abandon '' public service users by scrapping its guarantees and telling them they are on their own. (source)
- Mr. Orecchio says the advisers usually don't "abandon" an asset class due to changing market conditions, but they may increase or decrease allocation to it. (source)
- The skipper apparently was about to call abandon ship when Gerald Ford said, I think we can take care of this sir, led a fire team to the inside of the ship. (source)
- While pretty and characteristic, the Battle of Flowers disappointed us, lacking the life and "abandon" which one usually associates with the idea of carnival. (source)
- The US ought not to "abandon" Iraq, just admit that the policy of trying to use military force to resolve issues has not worked, and has in fact made matters worse. (source)
- The play went on after a little delay, and for some time after that the Shakespearean actor was very chary of offering to show other actors how to put "abandon" into their parts. (source)
- First, pursue a dirt cheap Soyuz type system; second, abandon manned spaceflight and rely on buying seats on launchers of other countries; or just plain abandon manned spaceflight. (source)
- Continuing the occupation for as long as it takes is the centerpiece of Senator McCain's foreign policy; he asserts that if the US were to "abandon" Iraq it would destabilize the entire Middle East. (source)
- There is something in the letter which follows which must have made a very special appeal to Martineau -- for this reason: that there is in it a passionate "abandon" quite foreign to Newman's usual style. (source)
- Brnchmarks ... smenchmarks ... as long as Bush's corporate buddies are raking in huge profits we will not 'abandon' the poor struggling Shi'ite pols who are trying so hard to (re) - build a 'democratic' Iraq. (source)
- Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is no way to create more jobs, yet that is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long, (source)
- Oh! the pains that God has to take to bring us to this happy, childlike "abandon," equally ready for silence, or for saying or doing unhesitatingly the next thing He calls for, unfettered by surroundings or consequences. (source)
- I have many in my own extended family who would be said to have long abandoned the practice of their Faith, though sadly what they often abandon is not the Faith in its integrity, but the caricature that was passed on to them. (source)
- The three men stretched themselves in their easy chairs, as a stroked kitten stretches itself, with a lounging abandon which is forbidden to their sisters, as Madeline's voice rose fresh and true and touched with the joy of youth. (source)
- _Central Hotel_, Kimberley, and had already gained a considerable reputation in the town by the engaging "abandon" of his manners, and by the munificent style in which he entertained the more prominent citizens of the little capital. (source)
- In the nonstop state of delirium that characterizes the mind of the cultural right, women who "abandon" the kids to daycare are selfish monsters of feminism except for famous ones like Phyllis Schlafly and Sarah Palin, who are "leaders." (source)
- Curtis, I read an article, on Wednesday, I believe, where one of the contributors to the UN report was quoted as saying it was decided amongst them to "abandon" an effort to reach consensus on the amount of the anthropogenic contribution. (source)
- So much attention is paid to test results that some educators feel forced to "abandon" teaching other core areas such as science, history and the arts in an attempt to ready their students for the EQAO, a practice that can only contribute to an imbalanced education. (source)
- "Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is no way to create more jobs, yet that is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long," House Minority Leader John Boehner said in a statement. (source)
- Whatever sorrows I have undergone, whatever unprofitable or cheerless meditations I have indulged in, still I have never strayed into these deserts, which lie, it would seem, at the horizon of all such as abandon themselves with too passionate intensity to captious inquiries. (source)
- As an example, an organization could gain B number of customers when they mitigate the call abandon ratio or will get C dollars in terms of savings when they manage inventory more effectively and save D dollars when they get skilled and experienced customer relationship representatives stay longer in their jobs. (source)
- To play with "abandon" and miss a few notes in this run, play a few false notes in the next, strike the wrong bass note here and there, mumble trills and overlook the correct phrasing entirely, with the idea that you are doing the same thing you have seen some great virtuoso do, is simply the superlative degree of carelessness. (source)
- This is taking it at its lowest, of course; when we go a little further and take a sentence like the famous remark about Ossian, "Sir, a man might write such stuff for ever if he would abandon his mind to it," the sting in the word "abandon" is the sort of thing which other people devise at their desks, but which Johnson has ready on his lips for immediate use. (source)
- UMNO Baru had (appears to have) gone out of the way to 'abandon' the minority races, therefore, PAS had certainly done very very well, and the Rakyat should be pleased to know that it is PAS that is taking the responsibility to unite Malaysia and not UMNO Baru, who is out to divide and rule and through Perkasa, it had gone out of the way to intimidate the minority! (source)
- The first is the tenor solo sung in Sparafucile's house in the second scene by the Duke, -- "La donna e mobile," an aria of extreme elegance and graceful abandon, which is heard again in the last scene, its lightly tripping measures contrasting strangely with the savage glee of Rigoletto, so soon to change to wails of despair as he realizes the full force of the malediction. (source)
- I would like to know what Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner have been smoking or drinking to make a statement like this "Today's employment report reminds us that spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon is exactly what Democrats in charge of Washington have done all year long," For eight years the Republican spending, taxing, and borrowing with reckless abandon took a surplus into massive deficit themselfs. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "abandon" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 11 synonyms for abandon.
disregard, freedom, impulse, licentiousness, recklessness, spontaneity, thoughtlessness, uninhibitedness, unrestraint, wantonness, wildness
We have 2 antonyms for abandon.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abandon from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert: abandon a friend in trouble.
- (verb-transitive) To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat: abandoned the ship.
- (verb-transitive) To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely. See Synonyms at relinquish.
- (verb-transitive) To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the search for the missing hiker.
- (verb-transitive) To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss.
- (adverb) Freely; entirely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
- (verb-transitive) To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
- (verb-transitive) Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
- (verb-transitive) To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
- (noun) Abandonment; relinquishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To detach or withdraw one's self from; leave.
- (None) 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.
- (None) To resign, forego, or renounce; relinquish all concern in: as, to abandon the cares of empire.
- (None) To relinquish the control of; yield up without restraint: as, he abandoned the city to the conqueror.
- (None) To outlaw; banish; drive out or away.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) forsake, leave behind
- (verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
- (verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims
- (noun) the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
- (noun) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity