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Meaning of "abandon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABANDON

Abandounen (vb), from Old French, from a bandon under one's control, in one's power, from a at, to + bandon control, power.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABANDON

abandon  [əˈbændən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABANDON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abandon is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb abandon in English.

WHAT DOES ABANDON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Abandon

Abandon, abandoned, or abandonment may refer to: ▪ Abandonment, a legal term regarding property ▪ Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property, legal status of property after abandonment and rediscovery ▪ Abandonment, the existentialist idea that humanity is abandoned in existence and must find its own meaning ▪ Abandonment, a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure, or discarded ▪ Abandonment ▪ Abandoned village, a human habitat that has been abandoned ▪ Child abandonment, the extralegal abandonment of children ▪ Mate abandonment, in animal behavior, where one parent deserts the other ▪ Abandoned footwear ▪ Abandoned pets ▪ Abandoned railway...

Definition of abandon in the English dictionary

The first definition of abandon in the dictionary is to forsake completely; desert; leave behind. Other definition of abandon is to give up completely. Abandon is also to yield control of or concern in; relinquish.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ABANDON

PRESENT

Present
I abandon
you abandon
he/she/it abandons
we abandon
you abandon
they abandon
Present continuous
I am abandoning
you are abandoning
he/she/it is abandoning
we are abandoning
you are abandoning
they are abandoning
Present perfect
I have abandoned
you have abandoned
he/she/it has abandoned
we have abandoned
you have abandoned
they have abandoned
Present perfect continuous
I have been abandoning
you have been abandoning
he/she/it has been abandoning
we have been abandoning
you have been abandoning
they have been abandoning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I abandoned
you abandoned
he/she/it abandoned
we abandoned
you abandoned
they abandoned
Past continuous
I was abandoning
you were abandoning
he/she/it was abandoning
we were abandoning
you were abandoning
they were abandoning
Past perfect
I had abandoned
you had abandoned
he/she/it had abandoned
we had abandoned
you had abandoned
they had abandoned
Past perfect continuous
I had been abandoning
you had been abandoning
he/she/it had been abandoning
we had been abandoning
you had been abandoning
they had been abandoning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will abandon
you will abandon
he/she/it will abandon
we will abandon
you will abandon
they will abandon
Future continuous
I will be abandoning
you will be abandoning
he/she/it will be abandoning
we will be abandoning
you will be abandoning
they will be abandoning
Future perfect
I will have abandoned
you will have abandoned
he/she/it will have abandoned
we will have abandoned
you will have abandoned
they will have abandoned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been abandoning
you will have been abandoning
he/she/it will have been abandoning
we will have been abandoning
you will have been abandoning
they will have been abandoning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would abandon
you would abandon
he/she/it would abandon
we would abandon
you would abandon
they would abandon
Conditional continuous
I would be abandoning
you would be abandoning
he/she/it would be abandoning
we would be abandoning
you would be abandoning
they would be abandoning
Conditional perfect
I would have abandon
you would have abandon
he/she/it would have abandon
we would have abandon
you would have abandon
they would have abandon
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been abandoning
you would have been abandoning
he/she/it would have been abandoning
we would have been abandoning
you would have been abandoning
they would have been abandoning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you abandon
we let´s abandon
you abandon
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to abandon
Past participle
abandoned
Present Participle
abandoning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABANDON


Blunden
ˈblʌndən
bounden
ˈbaʊndən
clarendon
ˈklærəndən
keeshonden
ˈkeɪsˌhɒndən
linden
ˈlɪndən
London
ˈlʌndən
quarenden
ˈkwɒrəndən
Rwandan
rʊˈændən
Sarandon
ˈsærəndən
sindon
ˈsɪndən
Swindon
ˈswɪndən
tendon
ˈtɛndən
Ugandan
juːˈɡændən
undern
ˈʌndən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABANDON

abacus
Abadan
Abaddon
abaft
abaka
Abakan
abalone
abalone shell
abampere
aband
abandon ship
abandoned
abandonedly
abandonee
abandoner
abandonment
abandonware
abapical
abase
abasedly

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABANDON

Abingdon
Achilles tendon
Armageddon
bidon
cordon
Croydon
don
East London
Gordon
Greater London
Huntingdon
I beg your pardon
Outer London
pardon
Poseidon
radon
Tower of London
udon
Weldon
Wimbledon

Synonyms and antonyms of abandon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABANDON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abandon» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abandon

Translation of «abandon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABANDON

Find out the translation of abandon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abandon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abandon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放弃
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abandonar
570 millions of speakers

English

abandon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परित्याग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَهْجُرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оставлять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abandonar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি ব্যান্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abandonner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aband
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verlassen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

見捨てる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포기하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aband
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từ bỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு இசைக்குழு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोडून देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bir grup
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abbandonare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porzucić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

залишати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a abandona
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκαταλείπω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

överge
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forlate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abandon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABANDON»

The term «abandon» is very widely used and occupies the 15.382 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABANDON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abandon

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10 QUOTES WITH «ABANDON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abandon.
1
Aaliyah
I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.
2
Peter Abelard
The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in Scripture to beasts.
3
Daniel Alarcon
Peru is a country where more than half the people would emigrate if given the chance. That's half the population that is willing to abandon everything they know for the uncertainty of a life in a foreign land, in another language.
4
Dante Alighieri
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
5
John R. Allen
And the narrative for the Taliban that they can wait us out is a flawed narrative. I think that the unambiguous international support for Afghanistan has been a very powerful message. You know, that was the message that came out of the NATO summit. We will not abandon Afghanistan.
6
Marshall Allman
To me, 'Blue Like Jazz' is a quintessential American story. So many people are just like Don - raised Christian and go off to college only to abandon their beliefs in order to fit in or be accepted.
7
Rudolf Arnheim
Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
8
Abu Bakr
The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
9
Gary Bauer
Enhanced interrogation is not to be considered lightly, but the use of enhanced interrogation techniques does not require moral people to abandon their beliefs. Rather, it is precisely during these difficult times that one's beliefs about life, justice and mercy become indispensible.
10
Simone de Beauvoir
Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABANDON»

Discover the use of abandon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abandon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Abandon
New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Meg Cabot, 2011
2
Abandon
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins; and not a single bone was ever found.
Blake Crouch, 2013
3
Abandon: A Possession Novel
The fight for independent thought becomes a matter of life or death in this sizzling and intense conclusion to the Possession trilogy.
Elana Johnson, 2013
4
Abandon
On what is supposed to be a quiet long weekend in New Hampshire, Deputy U.S. Marshal Mackenzie Stewart is viciously attacked at the lakefront cottage of her friend, federal judge Bernadette Peacham.
Carla Neggers, 2012
5
Abandon
The English island called Abandon, enshrouded in ancient legend, has been home to warriors as well as enchanting women -- and none more spellbinding than lovely Morwenna Halliwell.
Jillian Hunter, 2001
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Wild Abandon
Kate and Albert, sister and brother, are not yet the last two human beings on earth, but Albert is hopeful.
Joe Dunthorne, 2011
7
Abandon
A Harvard senior, coping with a highly pressurized existence, feels his sanity begin to slip when a ghostly inhabitant of his residence begins to plague him about his ex-roommate's suicide and the mutilation murder of his girlfriend.
Sean Desmond, 2002
8
Abandon
Eerie And Incandescent, Abandon Displays Iyer'S Unique Gift For Showing The Dance Of Dreams And Desires And Preconceptions That Ensues When Cultures Collide.
Kavita Watsa, 2004
9
With Abandon
No lightning bugs were harmed in the making of this book.
J.L. Langley, 2011
10
Abandon the Cave: Faith's Seductive Virtual Reality
Such is the wisdom to be found in Abandon the Cave: Faith's Seductive Virtual Reality. The fool hath said in his heart, "There is no God" (Psalm 14:1). This book is a heartfelt reply from the fool!
Ralph Robinson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABANDON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abandon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Global markets braced as polling closes in Greece referendum
... his hope that Greece would vote yes to its creditors' final proposals, but pledged: “We won't abandon the Greek people to their fate.”. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Abandon 'recent-ism' in fighting ISIS
Abandon 'recent-ism' in fighting ISIS. Soldiers from the Syrian government forces pose for a photo next to bodies reportedly of Islamic State (IS) ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
3
Will Samantha Power Be the First American UN Ambassador to …
Will Samantha Power Be the First American UN Ambassador to Abandon Israel? July 5, 2015 7:18 pm 0 comments ... «Algemeiner, Jul 15»
4
DA Calls On Minister Gigaba to Abandon Futile Inter-Ministerial …
The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, must immediately put an end to the cloak and dagger Inter-Ministerial team set up to "review" the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality …
Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon - Robert Scheer on Reality Asserts Itself (10/10 PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to ... «The Real News Network, Jul 15»
6
GOP lawmakers, Scott Walker abandon open records changes
Gov. Scott Walker, with his two sons following behind, marches in the Wauwatosa Independence Day parade Saturday. Proposal was blasted ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
7
How Britain and the US decided to abandon Srebrenica to its fate
I will never abandon you.” The UN duly proclaimed Srebrenica as one of six “safe areas” to be defended by the United Nations Protection Force ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Samsung's Next Giant Phone Could Abandon One of Its …
Samsung (NASDAQ Other:SSNLF) could be on the verge of unveiling a new phablet, one lacking the company's signature stylus. Originally ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
9
GOP: Ex-CIA agent warns U.S. enemies won't abandon pursuit of …
Hello, I'm Will Hurd, and I'm proud to represent the 23rd District of Texas in Congress. I hope you and your family are having a great ... «Investor's Business Daily, Jul 15»
10
Barca won't abandon Pogba chase - Braida
Barcelona will not abandon their pursuit of Paul Pogba despite Juventus rejecting an €80 million bid, international sporting director Ariedo ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»

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