Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “abandon”

abandon

verb /əˈbӕndən/
to leave, not intending to return to
abandonar, dejar
The bank robbers abandoned the stolen car.
to stop doing something because of a problem
Dejar
The match had to be abandoned because of the bad weather.
(literary) to give (oneself) completely to something
abandonarse, entregarse
After his wife’s death, he abandoned himself to despair.
abandoned adjective having been left without any intention of returning to or reclaiming
abandonado
The police found the abandoned vehicle.
not being used or cared for any more
Abandonado
an abandoned factory.
(literary, old-fashioned) shameless
inmoral, desvergonzado
an abandoned young woman.
abandonment noun
abandono
Lack of money led to the abandonment of the plan.
(Definition of abandon from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “abandon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More