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abandon

v. to intentionally and permanently give up, surrender, leave, desert, or relinquish all interest or ownership in property, a home or other premises, a right of way, and even a spouse, family, or children. The word is often used in situations to determine whether a tenant has left his/her apartment and the property inside and does not intend to come back. Thus, a landlord can take over an apparently abandoned residence, but must store the things a tenant leaves behind and give notice to the tenant before selling the possessions which are left. To abandon children can mean to have no contact and give no support for a year or more. (See: abandonment, abandoned property)

abandon

(Physically leave), verb abscond, absent oneself, back out, be gone, be off, cast off, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, destituere, disappear, emigrate, forsake, hominem deserere, leave behind, leave in the lurch, make one's exit, move off, quit, remove from, retreat, run away, secede from, set off, slip away from, take leave, take one's departure, take one's leave, turn one's back on
Associated concepts: abandoned husband, abandoned land, abandoned property, abandoned wife, desertion

abandon

(Relinquish), verb abjure, abstain, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cease, cede, concede, demit, desert, desist, discard, discontinue, dispense with, dispose of, dispossess oneself of, disuse, divest oneself of, drop, forbear, forego, forsake, forswear, give away, give over, give up, give up claim to, go back on, jettison, lay aside, part with, put aside, quit, render up, renounce, resign, sacrifice, set aside, surrender, tergiversate, throw away, throw off, turn away, yield
Associated concepts: abandon a claim, abandon a crime, reeunciate a claim, surrender propertyÁ

abandon

(Withdraw), verb ab re desistere, abdicate, back down, back off, back out, forsake, omittere, pull out, quit, rem relinquere, renege, retire, retract, retreat, stand aside, tender one's resignation, vacate office
See also: annul, betray, cede, depart, disclaim, discontinue, disinherit, disown, evacuate, fail, flee, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave, neglect, pretermit, quit, reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire, retreat, secede, set aside, stop, submit, vacate, void, withdraw, yield
References in classic literature ?
Hunt to abandon Mad River, and seek some more navigable stream.
Here he had fixed himself, after being compelled by the hostilities of the Blackfeet, to abandon the upper waters of the Missouri.
But Ozma, having undertaken the venture, would not abandon it.
He is struggling along, doing the best he can, and it would not be etiquette for me to take his job until he himself abandons it.
While the Tax Court found no abandonment by Echols or by the partnership, the Fifth Circuit reversed this holding, finding that Echols did indeed abandon his interest in the partnership during 1976.
As a result, the trustee served notice of his intention to abandon the properties to the debtor.
As a result, the Company will abandon its efforts to complete its proposed acquisition of Sunwing Energy, Ltd.
Abandon Mobile and NBC Sports recently launched NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker, a mobile game available exclusively to consumers with BREW(R)-enabled mobile handsets.
Then, in July 1999, Hayden issued a report urging officials to abandon Belmont, citing seismic and other conditions.
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Whether the school board once again will vote to abandon Belmont or agree to spend more to salvage it remained an open question.
Miramax is proud to be working with Kevin Williamson and Abandon on 'Glory Days,' as we all share a tremendous enthusiasm for this outstanding series," said Miramax TV president Billy Campbell.