Abandon and Continue


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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

Continue is an antonym for abandon in topics: stop, relinquish, leave in troubled state.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
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Continue verb – To remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state.
Abandon is an antonym for continue.
Nearby Words: continued, continuing, continuation, continuity, continuance
Antonyms for Continue
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Common collocations

life abandon life continue life
work abandon work continue work
role abandon role continue role
job abandon job continue job
Other nouns: career, series, show, campaign, way, search, plan, game, fight, mission, quest, plans, ways, duties.

Both words in one sentence

  • Chaotic Evil He seems to abandon his own dragonflight around the point of Warcraft II so he can continue without them.
    Source: Chaotic Evil
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body? Several bosses in Lollipop Chainsaw abandon severed body parts and continue attacking regardless.
  • Likewise, Fuyuhiko refuses to abandon Peko and leaps back into the room with her rather than continue on without her.
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Continue and Abandon. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 27, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/continue
Abandon & Continue. N.p., 2016. Web. 27 Jan. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/continue>.
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