1. rearward, to orin the rear, back, toward the back, behind, backward, hindward; Naut. abaft, Naut.
sternward; retrogressively, regressively, retrogradingly; Fig.
aloof, Fig. at a distance.
2. taken aback surprised, startled, astonished, shocked, astounded, stupefied; flabbergasted, stunned, bewildered, amazed, thunderstruck, dumfounded; perplexed, confounded, nonplused, disconcerted, discomposed, discomfited, Inf.thrown off guard, Inf. thrown for a loss, Inf.floored.
abandon1, v. 1. forsake, desert, leave behind, throw over, jilt, run out on, Inf.leave flat, turn one's back on, SI.give the deep six; ignore, cut off, neglect, ostracize; leave, depart, quit, go away from, vacate, evacuate.
2. discard, cast off, jettison, throw away, get rid of, toss out, throw out, (of cards) throw in, Inf.ditch, Inf. chuck, SI.deep-six.
3. discontinue, give up, retire from, withdraw from, stop, end, cease, Inf.quit cold; throw up, lose hope of, despair of; forbear, desist from, drop; forgo, do orgo without, dispense with, waive, lay aside.
4. repudiate, reject, disown, renounce, wash one's hands of; renege, forswear, disavow, disclaim, recant, (usu. under oath) abjure; bail out, bow out, pull out of, Inf.back out of, back-pedal, Inf.back away from oroff on, Inf.cop out; betray, turn traitor, SI.sell down the river, SI.rat out orrat out on; defect, apostatize.
5. relinquish, abnegate, let go, deliver up, turn over to; surrender, concede, yield, submit, SI.throw in the towel orthe sponge; resign, abdicate, give up.
6. (of oneself)
give way to, lose oneself in, yield to; indulge, gratify, wallow in, carouse, dissipate.
abandon2, n.1. lack of restraint orself-control, unrestraint, lawlessness, surrender to impulse; licentiousness, wantonness, dissipation, profligacy; intemperance, incontinence, Obs.immoderation.
2. enthusiasm, spirit, elan, animation; verve, dash, life, vigor, ardor, It. brio;
spontaneity, impetuosity, freedom.
abandoned, adj.1. forsaken, deserted, neglected; relinquished, given up, left behind, Naut. (of a ship) ahull; discarded, rejected, cast off oraway oraside; shunned, scorned, outcast, forlorn, Poetic,
lorn; bereft, adrift, alone, solitary, lonely, desolate; destitute, desperate, helpless, hopeless, wretched, mournful, unfortunate, friendless.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.