HyperDic: abandonment

English > 3 senses of the word abandonment:
NOUNactabandonment, forsaking, desertionthe act of giving something up
actabandonment, desertion, defectionwithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
actabandonmentthe voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
abandonment > pronunciation
Soundsahbae'ndahnmahnt
Rhymesabatement ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > abandonment: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of giving something up.
Synonymsforsaking, desertion
Narrowerapostasy, tergiversationThe act of abandoning a party for cause
boltA sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
exposureabandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
BroaderrejectionThe act of rejecting something
Spanishabandono, renuncia
Catalanabandó, abandonament, renúncia
Verbsabandonstop maintaining or insisting on
abandongive up with the intent of never / never claiming again
English > abandonment: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningWithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility.
Example"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
Synonymsdesertion, defection
Narrowerabscondment, decampmentThe act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
absence without leave, unauthorized absenceunauthorized military absence
deviationismIdeological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
BroaderwithdrawalThe act of withdrawing
Spanishabandono, deserción, elusión
Catalanabandó, abandonament, deserció, elusió
Verbsabandonleave someone who needs or counts on you
English > abandonment: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away.
Narrowerdiscard, throwing awayGetting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
discard(cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
Broaderdisposal, dispositionThe act or means of getting rid of something
Spanishabandono, dejación
Catalanabandó, abandonament
Verbsabandonforsake, leave behind

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