Etymology
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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

updated on September 11, 2022

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