Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSCOND

His life was safe if either of these men could be persuaded to abscond.

The great favorites at Court, Priests and Jesuits, fly or abscond.

One would think there was something wrong—that you were about to abscond.'

Those likely to abscond, or belonging to other Cantons, are not accepted.

This was in harmony with her original suspicion, that he intended secretly to abscond.

He had cornered her, only to have her abscond into neutral territory.

And he could not abscond with the balance, because that would mean the loss of Margaret.

In November, 1876, Trinquet and some of his comrades managed to abscond in a steamboat.

He is just the man to abscond with all the money and leave us in the lurch, the scoundrel!

Even if I were to abscond and get rid of my personality altogether, what would be the use of it?

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + dere "put," from PIE *dhe- "to put, place, make" (see factitious). The notion is of "to hide oneself," especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABSCOND

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.