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verb as in renounce

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She spurns the doctrine that it is woman's position to abnegate and to immolate herself.

The quality of Mantchou has thus by degrees become a very costly affair, and many, of consequence, seek altogether to abnegate it.

In those days the strong made no pretence to protect the weak, or to abnegate their natural power.

In the vanity typical of the insecure, they abnegate all foreign knowledge.

The most God-like man is the one who can abnegate without feeling the sacrifice.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abnegate, such as: abstain, decline, forbear, forgo, refrain, and reject.

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