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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
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(37) He observes that even property with both positive market value and positive subjective value (to the abandoner) is abandoned with some frequency, for reasons that include garnering attention, signaling wealth, triggering an entertaining scene, and benefitting others.
(37) The unilateral nature of the rejection of the benefit of a servitude and the possibility that the abandoner does not actually intend to convey the rights to the owner of the servient estate, however, seems to make the abandonment label the appropriate one, at least sometimes.
Annual reproductive success (measured as the total number of fledglings produced per breeding season) had a nonnormal frequency distribution; thus, the difference in reproductive success between magpie abandoners, ejectors, and acceptors was tested by Kruskal-Wallis one-way ANOVA (Siegel and Castelien 1988).
Surveying the identified categories of abandoned property with positive perceived value to the abandoner, we can identify three distinct types of motivations for abandonment.
Nonetheless, females appear to be more innovative and ahead of men in their ability to use the code that is attached to prestige regardless of the cost that they may pay as abandoners of their native dialect.
"If used smartly, in-store pickup may just be the edge retailers need to combat serial cart abandoners," says Graham McVie, VP of business development for Toronto-based Precima, a retail analytics solution owned by LoyaltyOne, "as well as providing an additional touchpoint in the consumer experience by getting the online shopper in the store."
Apparently my mother had thought sensible names were not for daughters of Nameless abandoners. What was wrong with a good old-fashioned name like Salma?
Its world-class Site Retargeting is highly effective at re-engaging site abandoners and unmatched in helping clients realize their return on ad spend (ROAS) goals.
Conducted in 1998, the base survey included a sample which was representative in terms of essential criteria (gender, age, startup characteristics) and comprised 1,169 persons who had either recently started a business (new ventures; n= 627), or who had reached various stages of the startup process or abandoned the process at least temporarily at the time (founders and abandoners; n= 542).
An increasing number of online financial product applicants and the potential for business that they offer makes reducing the number of application abandoners critical--the report forecasts that the number of online applicants will double in the next five years and that right now 54% of consumers who start an online application fail to complete it.
Website conversion company SeeWhy Inc said on Tuesday that it is partnering with Silverpop, a provider of e-mail marketing and marketing automation solutions, to provide automated e-mail follow-up to website abandoners.
(2) From this relatively small share of potential abandoners, one-third says that they intend to keep the land unused instead of renting it out or selling it.