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Meaning

  • Abandon [Verb] (əˈbandən)
  1. to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one's farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship.
  2. to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon a research project; to abandon hopes for a stage career.
  3. to give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army.
  4. to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself to grief.
  5. Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child.
  6. Insurance. to relinquish (insured property) to the underwriter in case of partial loss, thus enabling the insured to claim a total loss.
  7. Obsolete. to banish.

Meaning

  • Abandon [Noun] (əˈbandən)
  1. a complete surrender to natural impulses without restraint or moderation; freedom from inhibition or conventionality: to dance with reckless abandon.

Etymology

Late Latin
bannus, bannum
 
Latin
ad-
(prefix)
 
 
 
 
Old French
a-(prefix)
 
Old French
bandon
control
 
 
 
 
Old French
Abandoner
to abandon
 
English
Ban
 
 
 
 
Abandon
late Middle English
The letter A

Abalone ——> Abandon ——> Abandonment

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