stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty
Left without support
radically distinctive and without equal; "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"
exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"
lacking companions or companionship; "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"
without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively