1 leave sb/sth
The town had been hastily ~ed.
~ sb to their fate
be left ~ed
be found ~ed
The car was found ~ed in a nearby town.
2 stop doing / supporting sth
altogether , completely , entirely , totally
The government does not propose to ~ the project altogether.
effectively , largely , virtually
This principle has now been effectively ~ed.
eventually , finally
Traditional policies were simply ~ed.
abruptly ( esp. AmE ) , immediately , quickly
The plans for reform were quietly ~ed.
verb + abandon
be forced to , have to
He ~ed the army for politics.
in favour / favor of
She ~ed her teaching career in favour / favor of singing.
Abandon is used with these nouns as the object: allegiance , ambition , approach , attempt , baby , belief , car , career , child , doctrine , dream , duty , effort , enterprise , game , heritage , home , hope , ideal , insistence , mission , name , nest , plan , policy , politics , practice , pretence , principle , project , pursuit , quest , religion , responsibility , restraint , search , ship , strategy , system , tradition , vehicle