Synonyms of abandon in English:

abandon


See definition of abandon

verb

1‘the party has abandoned policies which made it unelectable’

SYNONYMS
renounce, relinquish, dispense with, forswear, disclaim, disown, disavow, discard, wash one's hands of
give up, drop, do away with, jettison
informal ditch, scrap, scrub, axe, junk
ANTONYMS

keep, claim

2‘by that stage, she had abandoned painting’

SYNONYMS
give up, stop, cease, drop, forgo, desist from, have done with, abjure, abstain from, discontinue, break off, refrain from, lay aside, set aside
informal cut out, kick, jack in, pack in, quit
ANTONYMS

continue, take up

3‘he abandoned his wife and children’

SYNONYMS
desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one's back on, cast aside, break with, break up with
jilt, strand, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, throw over
informal run out on, walk out on, dump, ditch
British informal give someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

stick by

4‘the skipper gave the order to abandon ship’

SYNONYMS
vacate, leave, quit, evacuate, withdraw from

5‘an attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner-city deprivation’

SYNONYMS
relinquish, surrender, give up, cede, yield, leave

6‘she abandoned herself to the sensuousness of the music’

SYNONYMS
indulge in, give way to, give oneself up to, yield to, lose oneself in, lose oneself to
ANTONYMS

control oneself


noun

1‘reckless abandon’

SYNONYMS
uninhibitedness, recklessness, lack of restraint, lack of inhibition, unruliness, wildness, impulsiveness, impetuosity, immoderation, wantonness
ANTONYMS

self-control