He abandoned his wife and took all their money.
The captain ordered everyone to abandon the burning ship.
The Queen has no intention of abdicating her throne.
King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936.
He deserted his wife and married a Japanese girl.
The mother deserted the baby boy soon after giving birth.
He has given up his decision to visit New York.
I'll give up the job.
He wants to quit smoking.
If I don't get a pay rise, I'll quit.
He renounced his citizenship.
She renounced her religion.
He had to waive his right to vote in Parliament.
The local government refused to waive its rules.
The flight to New York was cancelled.
The project to build the dam was cancelled.
He had abandoned all hopes.
They abandoned the project due to lack of funds.
They dropped their talk.
Drop everything and come here immediately.
We should not yet abandon this option for the disposal of highly radioactive waste.
Their decision to abandon the trip was made because of financial constraints
Finding himself under fire from all quarters, he had no alternative but to abandon his scheme for the time being.
The scheme's investors, fearful of bankruptcy, decided to abandon the project.
This year holiday shoppers are spending money with reckless abandon.
Logic had prevailed and he had abandoned the idea.