Abandon and Retract


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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

Retract and abandon are semantically related in withdraw topic. In some cases you can use "Retract" instead a verb "Abandon", when it comes to topics like renounce, pass up.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
Synonyms for Abandon


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Retract verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Usage example: the newspaper was forced to retract the story, which turned out to be based on fabricated reporting

Abandon and retract are semantically related in withdraw topic. Sometimes you can use "Abandon" instead a verb "Retract", if it concerns topics such as renounce, pass up.
Nearby Words: retraction, retracted, retracting, retractation, retraced
Synonyms for Retract

Common collocations

idea abandon idea retract idea
body abandon body retract body
way abandon way retract way
story abandon story retract story
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