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abnegate (v.)

"deny (something) to oneself," 1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny," from PIE root *ne- "not." Related: Abnegated; abnegating.

Origin and meaning of abnegate

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Definitions of abnegate

abnegate (v.)
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure;
Synonyms: deny
abnegate (v.)
surrender (power or a position);
The King abnegated his power to the ministers
abnegate (v.)
deny or renounce;
They abnegated their gods
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