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Present participle for to leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“None of that explains why a mother would abandon her baby.”
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Present participle for to stop or give up on doing something
“Shahn became so excited over the camera's capabilities that he decided to abandon painting forever.”
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Present participle for to cancel or abort with something that was planned or agreed on
“Many countries were also often forced to abandon these policies temporarily because of unexpected external events.”
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Present participle for to renounce one's beliefs or principles
“If he were to lose everything he has, he would surely abandon his faith.”
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(abandon someone/something to) Present participle for to give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
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Present participle for to leave a place without intending to return
“After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.”
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(abandon to) Present participle for to give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Great leaders have the strength to abandon themselves to the wild ideas of others.”
Noun
The act of calling off or putting an end to an event or action
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“Then, abandoning her pride, she let the tears that had welled up, flow freely.”
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