What is abandon?

  • (verb): Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
    Synonyms: forsake, desolate, desert
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on abandon:

Abandon (band)
... Abandon is an American Christian rock band from San Antonio, Texas ... onto ForeFront Records in late 2007 and released the Abandon EP in July 2008 ...
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - Operations - Abandon
... The Abandon operation requests that the server abort an operation named by a message ID ... Unfortunately, neither Abandon nor a successfully abandoned operation send a response ...

More definitions of "abandon":

  • (verb): Give up with the intent of never claiming again.
    Example: "Abandon your life to God"
    Synonyms: give up
  • (verb): Stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc..
    Synonyms: give up
  • (noun): A feeling of extreme emotional intensity.
    Synonyms: wildness
  • (verb): Forsake, leave behind.
    Example: "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
  • (verb): Leave behind empty; move out of.
    Synonyms: vacate, empty
  • (noun): The trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry.
    Example: "She danced with abandon"
    Synonyms: wantonness, unconstraint

Famous quotes containing the word abandon:

    A true voluptuary will never abandon his mind to the grossness of reality. It is by exalting the earthly, the material, the physique of our pleasures, by veiling these ideas, by forgetting them altogether, or, at least, never naming them hardly to one’s self, that we alone can prevent them from disgusting.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)

    We shall do better to abandon the whole attempt to learn the truth ... unless we can trust to the human mind’s having such a power of guessing right that before very many hypotheses shall have been tried, intelligent guessing may be expected to lead us to one which will support all tests, leaving the vast majority of possible hypotheses unexamined.
    Charles S. Pierce (1839–1914)