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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-ban-duh n]
    • /əˈbæn dən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-ban-duh n]
    • /əˈbæn dən/

Definitions of abandoner word

  • noun abandoner a person or thing that abandons 3
  • verb with object abandoner to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one's farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship. 1
  • verb with object abandoner to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to abandon a research project; to abandon hopes for a stage career. 1
  • verb with object abandoner to give up the control of: to abandon a city to an enemy army. 1
  • verb with object abandoner to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control: to abandon oneself to grief. 1
  • verb with object abandoner Law. to cast away, leave, or desert, as property or a child. 1

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Origin of abandoner

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English abando(u)nen < Middle French abandoner for Old French (mettre) a bandon (put) under (someone's) jurisdiction, equivalent to a at, to (< Latin ad; see ad-) + bandon < Germanic *band; see bond1

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Parts of speech for Abandoner


abandoner popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abandoner usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abandoner

noun abandoner

  • heretic — a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church.
  • insurgent — a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, especially a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws; rebel.
  • deserter — A deserter is someone who leaves their job in the armed forces without permission.
  • dissident — a person who dissents.
  • defector — A defector is someone who leaves their country, political party, or other group, and joins an opposing country, party, or group.

Antonyms for abandoner

noun abandoner

  • adherent — An adherent is someone who holds a particular belief or supports a particular person or group.
  • follower — a person or thing that follows.
  • passivist — the quality of being passive.

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