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What is another word for abandons?

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To leave behind or stop caring for someone or something
“None of that explains why a mother would abandon her baby.”
To stop or give up on doing something
“Shahn became so excited over the camera's capabilities that he decided to abandon painting forever.”
To cancel or abort with something that was planned or agreed on
“Many countries were also often forced to abandon these policies temporarily because of unexpected external events.”
To renounce one's beliefs or principles
“If he were to lose everything he has, he would surely abandon his faith.”
(abandon someone/something to) To give up or relinquish control of someone or something
“The incompetent mayor would abandon the capital to poverty, neglect, and warlordism.”
To leave a place without intending to return
“After months of madness in the house, they decided to abandon the place and move back to Philadelphia.”
(abandon to) To give (oneself) over to something, especially unrestrainedly
“Great leaders have the strength to abandon themselves to the wild ideas of others.”
Plural for a complete lack of inhibition or restraint
“The chef would proceed to add spices to the stew with seeming abandon.”
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