What does the word abandon mean?

Usage examples for abandon

  1. Had the rebels succeeded in their enterprise against Bolduc, I should have been compelled to abandon the siege of Antwerp. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Must he or must he not abandon Simeon and the trunk? – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  3. She would not, however, abandon her engagement, and she probably gave him all which it was in her nature to give. – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats