Definitions for abnegateˈæb nɪˌgeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•ne•gateˈæb nɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce.
to relinquish; give up.
Origin of abnegate:
1650–60; < L abnegātus denied, ptp. of abnegāre. See ab -, negate
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
"She denied herself wine and spirits"
surrender (power or a position)
"The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
deny or renounce
"They abnegated their gods"
To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience); to relinquish; to surrender.
Origin: * First attested in 1657.
to deny and reject; to abjure
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