Definitions for abnegateˈæb nɪˌgeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•ne•gateˈæb nɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce.

  2. to relinquish; give up.

Origin of abnegate:

1650–60; < L abnegātus denied, ptp. of abnegāre. See ab -, negate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deny, abnegate(verb)

    deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

    "She denied herself wine and spirits"

  2. abnegate(verb)

    surrender (power or a position)

    "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"

  3. abnegate(verb)

    deny or renounce

    "They abnegated their gods"


  1. abnegate(Verb)

    To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience); to relinquish; to surrender.

  2. abnegate(Verb)

    To reject.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1657.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abnegate(verb)

    to deny and reject; to abjure


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