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Principal Translations
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (algo o alguien: dejar solo)abandon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (informal)give up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (duties)neglect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Su madre lo abandonó al nacer y los criaron las monjas.
 Their mother abandoned them at birth and they were raised by nuns.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (un lugar: irse)leave vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (literary)abandon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El forastero abandonó la ciudad.
 The stranger left the city.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (renunciar)abandon, give up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (privilegio, título)relinquish
   (informal)quit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 He abandonado la idea de ser ingeniero algún día.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). deportes (competición: no terminar)pull out, withdraw from vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
   (chess)concede defeat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (chess)resign viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El boxeador abandonó la competición por falta de fuerzas.
 They had to pull out of (or: withdraw from) the tournament because of injuries.
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (estudios: no seguir)  (school)quit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Abandonó los estudios a los catorce años.
 He quit school at the age of fourteen.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (dejarse dominar por una emoción)give in to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Bastó un beso de María para que Juan se abandonara a la pasión.
 One kiss from Mary was enough for Juan to give in to his passion.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (dejarse dominar por un vicio)  (choose)turn to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
   (not resist)give in to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Javier se abandonó a la bebida cuando se quedó sin trabajo.
 Javier turned to drink when he lost his job.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (persona: descuidarse)let yourself go v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mi hermano misógino asegura que las mujeres se abandonan después de casarse.
 My misogynistic brother is sure that women just let themselves go after they get married.
abandonarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (darse por vencido)give up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  surrender vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Por duros que sean los tiempos, no se abandonen y sigan luchando por sus ideales.
 Though times may be tough, don't give up and keep fighting for your ideals.
 
Additional Translations
abandonar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (a alguien a su suerte)desert vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Her husband deserted her after 25 years of marriage.
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Compound Forms:
abandonar a su suerte leave to its fate
antes de abandonar el hotel before leaving the hotel, before check-out
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