HyperDic: desertion

English > 2 senses of the word desertion:
NOUNactdesertion, abandonment, defectionwithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
actdesertion, abandonment, forsakingthe act of giving something up
desertion > pronunciation
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English > desertion: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningWithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility.
Synonymsabandonment, 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
Verbsdesertleave someone who needs or counts on you
English > desertion: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of giving something up.
Synonymsabandonment, forsaking
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
Verbsdesertdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

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