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    synonyms

    Hi ,there ! I need your help .
    1. I don't think the young man will _____ his dream of becoming an astronaut.
    A. abandon B. desert C. dismiss D. leave
    2.Our car broke down,so we had to ________ the car and walked the rest of the way.
    A. abandon B. prepare C. desert D. throw
    In these two exercises, the reference answers both are A. But ,as I far as I am concerned, the word "desert "can also mean to " give up". So ,my puzzle is what the differences between these two synonyms.

    some other synonyms.
    1. what are the differences between "since ","as ","because",and "for",which are uesed as conjunctions to indicate reasons?

    2.And how about "correct ","right"," true ",accurate",and"precise"?

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    Re: synonyms

    Hello tianhang

    I will answer your first question. To desert is to run away from an obligation, which is why to desert one's car is not the best answer given the more precise semantics of abandon (i.e., a person or place or thing, such as a car).


    desert (verb) to leave (a person, place, etc.) without intending to return, esp. in violation of a duty, promise, or the like: He deserted his wife.

    Source Desert Definition | Definition of Desert at Dictionary.com

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    Re: synonyms

    So you are in China now.Wish you have a good time here.And thanks a lot for your answer.

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