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)
Late Middle English from Old French abandoner, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + bandon ‘control’ (related to ban). The original sense was ‘bring under control’, later ‘give in to the control of, surrender to’ (abandon (sense 3 of the verb)). (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Abandoning
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
Cease to support or look after (someone); desert.
Give up completely (a practice or a course of action)
Allow oneself to indulge in (a desire or impulse)
Complete lack of inhibition or restraint.
: 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
: a thorough yielding to natural impulses
Example sentences for Abandoning
Secondly, as GBCE reports, it puts the kids themselves at a higher risk of dropping out of school, or abandoning it all together.
She grew up believing her biological mother had died after abandoning her as a baby.
But having your sound influenced by a genre and abandoning your sound completely are two different things.
The prime minister also ordered that the general and his immediate subordinates face criminal charges for abandoning their posts.
Online there are pictures of Iraqi soldiers shedding their uniforms and abandoning their posts.
So far I was disgusted with his conduct; but I had no idea of abandoning the purpose I had in view.
However enjoyable this cruise might be to me, I had to think of abandoning it.
Therefore, our holy reformed branch foreseeing so formidable and unavoidable consequences do very well in abandoning the missions.
Abandoning the idea of adopting the clerical profession, Mr. Simpson travelled on the Continent and in the East.
We can assure you that we have not lost a pound of flesh, by abandoning our cups.