Abandon and Stay


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Abandon verb – To stop doing (something) permanently.
Usage example: marriage customs that were abandoned decades ago

Stay is an antonym for abandon in topics: relinquish, remain, leave in troubled state.
Nearby Words: abandoned, abandonment, abandoning
Antonyms for Abandon


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Stay verb – To continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time.
Usage example: let's stay inside this pavilion until it stops raining

Abandon is an antonym for stay in topics: remain, leave.
Nearby Words: stayed, staying
Antonyms for Stay
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Common collocations

girl abandon girl stay girl
party abandon party stay party
character abandon character stay character
wife abandon wife stay wife
Other nouns: job, position, group, series, way, earth, world, money, home, game, ship, child, city, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Yamato: When the order is given to abandon ship, Kamio wants to stay and fight to the death.
  • Held Gaze In Game Theory (Fan Fic), this happens between Nanoha and Fate culminating in Nanoha deciding to abandon everyone and everything she had ever known to stay with Fate.
    Source: Held Gaze
  • There she meets Mamoru, but suspects something wrong when Mamoru suggests she abandon her mission and her team to stay with him.
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Stay and Abandon. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 22, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/stay
Abandon & Stay. N.p., 2016. Web. 22 Jan. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/abandon/stay>.
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