Abandon and Discard

Abandon

Show Definitions
Abandon verb – To cause to remain behind.
Usage example: abandoned the group that he had been hiking with and struck out on his own

Discard is a synonym for abandon in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Discard" instead a verb "Abandon", when it comes to topics like relinquish, cast off, renounce.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
Synonyms for Abandon

Discard

Show Definitions
Discard verb – To get rid of as useless or unwanted.
Usage example: discard an old, torn sweater

Abandon is a synonym for discard in get rid of topic. You can use "Abandon" instead a verb "Discard", if it concerns topics such as reject, cast off.
Nearby Words: discarded, discarding
Synonyms for Discard

Common collocations

sense abandon sense discard sense
people abandon people discard people
body abandon body discard body
name abandon name discard name
Other nouns: rest, moment, way, identity, world, cause, story, plans, sword, everyone, identities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Lelouch boasted that if he had to abandon his conscience to exact revenge, he'd discard it — mere minutes before abandoning the people who were relying on him to go search for his little sister during the 1st Assault on the Tokyo Settlement (quite literally as soon as he started it).
  • Code Geass: Lelouch boasted that if he had to abandon his conscience to exact revenge, he'd discard it — mere minutes before abandoning the people who were relying on him to go search for his little sister during the 1st Assault on the Tokyo Settlement (quite literally as soon as he started it).
Cite this Source
Discard and Abandon. (2016). Retrieved 2021, July 25, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/discard
Abandon & Discard. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Jul. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/discard>.
Discard or Abandon. 2016. Accessed July 25, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/discard.

Synonyms for abandon
Share this picture


Synonyms for discard
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "abandon" and "discard" have occurred on timeline: