Abandon vs Disclaim - What's the difference?

abandon | disclaim |


As verbs the difference between abandon and disclaim

is that abandon is (obsolete) to subdue; to take control of while disclaim is to renounce all claim to; to deny ownership of or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

As a noun abandon

is a yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences
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As an adverb abandon

is (obsolete|not comparable) freely; entirely.

abandon

English

Etymology 1

* From (etyl) abandounen, from (etyl) abandoner, formed from . See also (l), (l). * Displaced (etyl) forleten .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To subdue; to take control of.
  • To give up control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions.
  • * Macaulay
  • He abandoned himself to his favourite vice.
  • To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue.
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  • To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility.
  • * (rfdate) I. Taylor:
  • Hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned .
    Many baby girls have been abandoned on the streets of Beijing.
  • (obsolete) To cast out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  • * 1594 , , The Taming of the Shrew , act I, scene ii:
  • Being all this time abandoned from your bed.
  • * Udall
  • that he might abandon them from him
  • To no longer exercise a right, title, or interest, especially with no interest of reclaiming it again; to yield; to relinquish.
  • To surrender to the insurer the insured item, so as to claim a total loss.
  • Synonyms
    (synonyms of "abandon") * abdicate * blin * cede * desert * forego * forlet * forsake * give up * leave * quit * relinquish * renounce * resign * retire * surrender * withdraw from * withsake * yield
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from "abandon") * aband * abandoned * abandonee * abandoner * abandonware

    Etymology 2

    * From (etyl), from (etyl) abandon, from abondonner.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A yielding to natural impulses or inhibitions; freedom from artificial constraint, with loss of appreciation of consequences. .
  • * 1954 , , Messiah :
  • I envy those chroniclers who assert with reckless but sincere abandon : 'I was there. I saw it happen. It happened thus.'
  • * 2007 , Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich, :
  • They needed to have an abandon in their performance that you just can’t get out of people in the middle of the night when they’re barefoot.
  • (obsolete) abandonment; relinquishment.
  • Synonyms
    * (giving up to impulses) wantonness, unrestraint, libertinism, abandonment, profligacy, unconstraint

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, not comparable) Freely; entirely.
  • * 1330 , Arthour and Merlin :
  • His ribbes and scholder fel adoun,/Men might se the liver abandoun .

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    disclaim

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To renounce all claim to; to deny ownership of or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
  • * Dryden
  • He calls the gods to witness their offence; / Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.
  • * Farmer
  • He disclaims the authority of Jesus.
  • * 1901 , , (w, The Monkey's Paw)
  • *:"I was to say that Maw and Meggins disclaim all responsibility," continued the other. "They admit no liability at all, but in consideration of your son's services they wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation."
  • To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
  • * Milman
  • The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed .
  • (legal) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
  • (Burrill)

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l) (Webster 1913)