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See definition of abstain from on Dictionary.com
  • as inrenounce
  • as inresist
  • as inabjure
  • as indispense with
  • as indo without

synonyms for abstain from

  • deny
  • disavow
  • discard
  • disown
  • eschew
  • forgo
  • forsake
  • forswear
  • give up
  • quit
  • recant
  • relinquish
  • repudiate
  • spurn
  • waive
  • abdicate
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • arrogate
  • decline
  • defect
  • desert
  • disclaim
  • dump
  • rat
  • resign
  • tergiversate
  • turn
  • apostacize
  • cast off
  • demit
  • divorce oneself from
  • drop out
  • leave flat
  • leave off
  • opt out
  • sell out
  • swear off
  • take the pledge
  • tergiverse
  • throw off
  • throw over
  • toss over
  • walk out on
  • wash hands of
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antonyms for abstain from

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  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • agree
  • allow
  • approve
  • claim
  • continue
  • embrace
  • keep
  • revert
  • accept
  • hold
  • maintain
  • condone
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    How to use abstain from in a sentence

    It is not the right of any one, according to his pleasure, to abstain from entering into Covenant with God.
    THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
    Let it be put forth in leading to abstain from countenancing an evil constitution, and to raise above the fear of consequences.
    THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
    So the campers obtained fresh meat, and all were very glad to abstain awhile from bacon.
    GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
    It is therefore obligatory upon us to abstain as far as possible from referring to expressions that are calculated to alarm.
    A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
    In concluding this notice of Roe, I cannot refrain from expressing a hope that gentlemen will abstain from the use of it.
    THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
    And so, whether from choice or from necessity, he stood in the letter by his promise to abstain from republican agitation.
    THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
    Let them bind her commerce and restrict her manufactures, but abstain from demanding money without the consent of her people.
    THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
    That wool might not be wanting, they entered into resolutions to abstain from eating lambs.
    THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
    Zoroaster had done this, long before: "Whenever thou art in doubt as to whether an action is good or bad, abstain from it."
    THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIONROBERT G. INGERSOLL
    Who can abstain themselves from laughter, when they see such a marked sheep come out of the Wine Cellar?
    THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
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    WORDS RELATED TO ABSTAIN FROM

    • abstain from
    • forswear
    • recant
    • renege
    • renounce
    • retract
    • take back
    • withdraw
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