1325–75; Middle English abando(u)nen < Middle French abandoner for Old French (mettre) a bandon (put) under (someone's) jurisdiction, equivalent to a at, to (< Latin ad; see ad-) + bandon < Germanic *band; see bond1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Duc de Guise's Requestes vnto Frenche Kinge. From abandon + -er. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Abandoner
verb (used with object)
to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert:
to give up; discontinue; withdraw from:
to give up the control of:
to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control:
Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child.
Insurance. to relinquish (insured property) to the underwriter in case of partial loss, thus enabling the insured to claim a total loss.
Obsolete. to banish.
to forsake completely; desert; leave behindto abandon a baby; drivers had to abandon their cars
abandon ship the order given to the crew of a ship that is about to sink to take to the lifeboats
to give up completelyto abandon a habit; to abandon hope
to yield control of or concern in; relinquishto abandon office
to give up (something begun) before completionto abandon a job; the game was abandoned
to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint
to give (insured property that has suffered partial loss or damage) to the insurers in order that a claim for a total loss may be made
freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worryshe danced with abandon
A person, creature, etc., that abandons or forsakes something.
: to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent
: to give up with the intent of never again claiming a right or interest in abandon property
: to withdraw from often in the face of danger or encroachment abandon ship soldiers forced to abandon their position
: to withdraw protection, support, or help from he abandoned his family
: to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly abandoned himself to a life of self-indulgence
: to cease from maintaining, practicing, or using abandoned their native language
: to cease intending or attempting to perform abandoned the escape