give up completely (a course of action, a practice, or a way of thinking).
"he had clearly abandoned all pretense of trying to succeed"
synonyms: renounce, relinquish, dispense with, disclaim, forgo, disown, disavow, discard, wash one’s hands of; More
give up, stop, cease, drop, forgo, desist from, dispense with, have done with, abstain from, discontinue, break off, refrain from, set aside;
informalcut out, kick, pack in, quit
antonyms: keep, retain, take up, continue
discontinue (a scheduled event) before completion.
"against the background of perceived threats, the tour was abandoned"
cease to support or look after (someone); desert.
"her natural mother had abandoned her at an early age"
synonyms: desert, leave, leave high and dry, turn one’s back on, cast aside, break (up) with; More
leave (a place or vehicle) empty or uninhabited, without intending to return.
"derelict houses were abandoned"
synonyms: vacate, leave, depart from, withdraw from, quit, evacuate More
condemn someone or something to (a specified fate) by ceasing to take an interest in or look after them.
"it was an attempt to persuade businesses not to abandon the area to inner-city deprivation"
synonyms: relinquish, surrender, give up, cede, yield, leave More
antonyms: keep, claim
allow oneself to indulge in (a desire or impulse).
"abandoning herself to moony fantasies"
synonyms: indulge in, give way to, give oneself up to, yield to, lose oneself to/in More
antonyms: control oneself