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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.

Abandon Quotations

Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas A. Edison

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
George Washington

Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn't methodical, but jazz isn't messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.
Nat Wolff
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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
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