V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to escape or run away in secret

Synonyms: flee, escape, elope

Antonyms: return, stay

Tips: Abscond is derived from the Latin abscondere, "to hide or put away." Abscond usually carries a connotation of wrongdoing or secrecy. Abscond often refers to a secrete escape to avoid capture or punishment and often involves taking somebody along.

Usage Examples:

Martin was thought to be trustworthy and everyone was shocked when he absconded with all of the company's profits. (fled)

Jenny was so embarrassed by her blunder, she wished she could abscond from the room, never to return. (escape, flee)

After the robbery, the gang members absconded to different countries, in hope that they would never be caught. (fled, escaped)

Billy decided to abscond from the scene of the broken vase before his mother found him. (flee)

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