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to stop doing something because there are too many problems and it is impossible to continue

They ( ) their ( ) to recapture the castle.
abandoned attempt
to stop doing something because there are too many problems and it is impossible to continue

Because of the fog they ( ) their ( ) of driving.
abandoned idea
to stop having a particular idea, belief, or attitude

Rescuers had ( ) all ( ) of finding any more survivors.
abandoned hope
[literary] to feel an emotion so strongly that you let it control you completely

She ( ) ( ) ( ) grief.
abandoned herself to
to leave a ship because it is sinking

( ) ( )
abandon ship
to make a word or expression shorter by not including letters or using only the first letter of each word (synonym: shorten)

Information technology' is usually ( ) ( ) 'IT'.
abbreviated
to give up the position of being king or queen

The king was forced to ( ) ( ) ( ).
abdicate the throne
formal to refuse to be responsible for something, when you should be or were before

The government has largely ( ) its ( ) in dealing with housing needs.
abdicated responsibility
[law] to help someone do something illegal

Activist tendencies ( ) ( ) ( ) stage 1, having experiences.
aid and abet
to accept and obey a decision, rule, agreement etc, even though you may not agree with it

You have to ( ) ( ) the referee's decision.
abide by
used to say that someone dislikes something or someone very much

I ( ) ( ) that man - he's so self-satisfied.
can't abide
if a place, situation etc abounds with things of a particular type, it contains a very large number of them

The forests ( ) ( ) deer, birds and squirrels.
abound with
to say publicly that someone is not guilty or responsible for something

He cannot be ( ) ( ) all responsibility for the accident.
absolved of
to take in liquid, gas, or another substance from the surface or space around something

Water and salts are ( ) ( ) our blood stream.
absorbed into
to interest someone so much that they do not pay attention to other things

Judith lay on the settee, ( ) ( ) her book.
absorbed in
to become part of something larger

We were soon ( ) ( ) local village life.
absorbed into
to not do or have something you enjoy, especially alcohol or sex, usually for reasons of religion or health

Pilots must ( ) ( ) ( ) for 24 hours before flying.
abstain from alcohol
[intransitive and transitive]to take something that someone offers you, or to agree to do something that someone asks you to do

His school reports said that he is always ready to ( ) ( ) ( ) (=agree to do something difficult) .
accept a challenge
[transitive] to agree to take or deal with something that someone gives you, or to say that it is suitable or good enough

Please ( ) my sincere ( ).
accept apologies
to admit that you were responsible for something bad that happened

The University will not ( ) ( ) ( ) items lost or stolen.
accept responsibility for
[transitive]to allow someone to become part of a group, society, or organization, and to treat them in the same way as the other members

The children gradually began to ( ) her ( ) one of the family.
accept as
[transitive]to allow someone to become part of a group, society, or organization, and to treat them in the same way as the other members

It often takes years for immigrants to be ( ) ( ) the host community.
accepted into
[transitive]to decide that someone has the necessary skill or intelligence for a particular job, course etc or that a piece of work is good enough

They have ( ) him ( ) the representative of the company.
accepted as
[transitive]to decide that someone has the necessary skill or intelligence for a particular job, course etc or that a piece of work is good enough

Random House ( ) the book ( ) publication.
accepted for
[intransitive and transitive]to take something that someone offers you, or to agree to do something that someone asks you to do

He ( ) a glass of water ( ) Helen.
accepted from
[transitive] to decide that there is nothing you can do to change a difficult and unpleasant situation or fact and continue with your normal life

We have to ( ) ( ) this is not an ideal world.
accept that
[transitive] to decide that there is nothing you can do to change a difficult and unpleasant situation or fact and continue with your normal life

You need to ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) most of your problems are caused by jealousy.
accept the fact that
[intransitive and transitive]to take something that someone offers you, or to agree to do something that someone asks you to do

He ( ) ( ) ( ) to stay with us.
accepted the invitation