"abandon" and "desert"

  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    How to distinguish the word "abandon" and "desert"
    They are synonyms, Kevin. I don't think there is really any need to distinguish them. English has many synonyms and near-synonyms.

    In talk about buildings and towns, both words are ordinary. "Abandon" is probably more common than "desert" in talk about abandoning people or animals, but both words are suitable.
     
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