AskDefine | Define abnegate

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abnegate

Verb

1 deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits" [syn: deny]
2 surrender; "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
3 deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"

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Etymology

From Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare, formed from ab- + negare "to deny".

Pronunciation

  • RP:
    • /ˈæbnɪgeɪt/

Verb

  1. To deny oneself (something); to renounce or give up a right or a claim to something;
  2. To abjure.

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