Abandoner

/əˈbandənə/

Origin

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

Abandoner

verb (used with object)

  1. to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert:
  2. to give up; discontinue; withdraw from:
  3. to give up the control of:
  4. to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control:
  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.

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Abandoner

verb

  1. to forsake completely; desert; leave behindto abandon a baby; drivers had to abandon their cars
  2. abandon ship the order given to the crew of a ship that is about to sink to take to the lifeboats
  3. to give up completelyto abandon a habit; to abandon hope
  4. to yield control of or concern in; relinquishto abandon office
  5. to give up (something begun) before completionto abandon a job; the game was abandoned
  6. to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint
  7. 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

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Abandoner

noun

  1. freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worryshe danced with abandon

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Abandoner

noun

  1. A person, creature, etc., that abandons or forsakes something.

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Abandoner

verb

  1. : to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent
  2. : to give up with the intent of never again claiming a right or interest in abandon property
  3. : to withdraw from often in the face of danger or encroachment abandon ship soldiers forced to abandon their position
  4. : to withdraw protection, support, or help from he abandoned his family
  5. : to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly abandoned himself to a life of self-indulgence
  6. : to cease from maintaining, practicing, or using abandoned their native language
  7. : to cease intending or attempting to perform abandoned the escape

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Abandoner

noun

  1. : a thorough yielding to natural impulses

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Related words & Synonyms

yield, surrender, resign, waive, abdicate, heretic, insurgent, deserter, dissident, defector, traitor, mutineer, tergiversator, outlaw, double-crosser, turncoat, fugitive, betrayer, turnabout, escapee, rebel, iconoclast, recreant, apostate, exile

Antonyms

keep, continue, begin, start, retain

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