Abandonment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbændənmənt|  American pronunciation of the word abandonment
Brit.  |əˈbandənm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word abandonment

noun

- the act of giving something up (syn: desertion, forsaking)
- withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility(syn: defection, desertion)

his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

- the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

Examples

They abandoned the car on a back road.

That house was abandoned years ago.

The approaching fire forced hundreds of people to abandon their homes.

The officer refused to abandon his post.

The policy abandons the most vulnerable members of society.

She abandoned the party not long after the election.

...added spices to the stew with complete abandon...

I regard the abandonment of the brig as inevitable.

His manner was frank even to abandonment.

his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

The whole district had an air of abandonment and neglect.

a prologue to the final abandonment of trams in London

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