abnegate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abnegate \Ab"ne*gate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abnegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abnegating}.] [L. abnegatus, p. p. of abnegare; ab + negare to deny. See {Deny}.] To deny and reject; to abjure. --Sir E. Sandys. Farrar.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abnegate

verb

1: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits" [syn: {deny}, {abnegate}]

2: surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"

3: deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"


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