1. the act of giving something up

Similar word(s): desertion, forsaking

Definition categories: act, rejection

2. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

- his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

Similar word(s): defection, desertion

Definition categories: act, withdrawal

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

Definition categories: act, disposal, disposition

Sentences with abandonment as a noun:

- Since he left her, she's suing him for divorce on grounds of abandonment.

- High-profile abandonments are harder to infiltrate for urban explorers due to their heightened security.