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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) 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.
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90 percent of ecommerce leads go cold within the first hour, making real-time response to shopping cart abandoners an imperative to abandonment remarketing
In addition to immediate, real-time email follow up, Abandonment Tracker Pro lets users automate multi-stage follow-up campaigns using the most appropriate channel for each individual abandoner.
Understanding why application abandonment occurs is the next important step for financial firms to take, as half of abandoners intend to complete their applications to begin with, Forrester researchers found.
SeeWhy's Abandonment Tracker Pro will be integrated with Silverpop Engage Transact to enable automated, real-time e-mail follow-up campaigns that can convert up to 50% of shopping cart abandoners into customers, the company claims.
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.
The use of this verse with regard to "heretics" is not intended to portray them as abandoners of Islam (rida).
These stories suggest that these women offenders continue to be in an actual relationship with their abusers or abandoners long after the abuse or abandonment has occurred, and long after the one who has harmed them has left the scene, even in cases where they may have seemingly "replaced" their abusers with other male intimates.
Women, in these stories, don't come off too well: nymphomaniacs, whores, double dealers, abandoners, or--where male/female politics become even more clearly the subject of the fiction--educated feminists steeped in feminist critical theory.