Synonyms of 'abandon'
in the sense of desert
to abandon (a person or place) without intending to return
He deserted our team years ago.
in the sense of discontinue
to come or bring to an end
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor.
in the sense of ditch
to abandon or discard
I can't bring myself to ditch him.
in the sense of drop
I was told to drop the idea.
in the sense of dump
to abandon (someone or something) without proper care
She was dumped by her long-term lover.
in the sense of forgo
to give up or do without
The men would not forgo the chance of a feast.
in the sense of forsake
to withdraw support or friendship from
I still love him and would never forsake him.
in the sense of halt
to come to a stop or bring (someone or something) to a stop
They halted at a short distance from the house.
in the sense of jilt
to leave or reject (a lover) abruptly or callously
She was jilted by her first fiancé.
in the sense of relinquish
to renounce (a claim or right)
He does not intend to relinquish power.
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Thesaurus for abandon from the Collins English Thesaurus