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Definition of Abandon


  1. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  2. 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.
  3. Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
  4. 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.
  5. Abandonment; relinquishment.
  6. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
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Abandon Translations

abandon in Afrikaans is verlaat
abandon in Dutch is prijsgeven, afleggen, opgeven
abandon in Finnish is alistua
abandon in German is verlassen, preisgeben
abandon in Italian is lasciare, abbandonare
abandon in Latin is dimitto, proicio, derelinquo, desero, destituo
abandon in Norwegian is forlate
abandon in Spanish is expedir, abandonar