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abnegate

[ ab-ni-geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF abnegate

Synonyms for abnegate

  • abstain
  • decline
  • forbear
  • forgo
  • refrain
  • reject
  • give up
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Antonyms for abnegate

  • accept
  • continue
  • indulge
  • use
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABNEGATE

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.

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

The fact of so little cultivation does not abnegate the existence of industry on the part of the villagers.

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

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

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare "to refuse, deny" (see abnegation). Related: Abnegated; abnegating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABNEGATE

abdicate

verbgive up a right, position, or power

abstain

verbhold back from doing
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