Abandon and Begin


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Abandon verb – To put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to).
Usage example: the bad weather forced NASA to abandon the launch

Begin is an antonym for abandon in relinquish topic.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
Antonyms for Abandon


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Begin verb – To take the first step in (a process or course of action).
Usage example: she began walking to work for exercise

Abandon is an antonym for begin.
Nearby Word: beginning
Antonyms for Begin
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Common collocations

power abandon power begin power
life abandon life begin life
work abandon work begin work
project abandon project begin project
Other nouns: career, series, show, moment, campaign, way, search, plan, game, story, fight, mission, quest, plans.

Both words in one sentence

  • By the time McBean packs up his operation and leaves, they don't remember who had stars to begin with and who didn't, and thus abandon their prejudices as worthless.
  • Video Game / Bastion Worthy Opponent: If you decide to rescue Zulf and abandon the Battering Ram, the Ura begin to treat the Kid this way.
  • Essentially, this means the audience may begin to watch the show at a certain age, but at some point will abandon it later, presumably in the future.
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