Definition of Abnegate

1. Verb. Deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure. "She denied herself wine and spirits"

Exact synonyms: Deny
Related verbs: Deny, Refuse
Generic synonyms: Check, Contain, Control, Curb, Hold, Hold In, Moderate
Derivative terms: Abnegation, Denial, Denier



2. Verb. Surrender (power or a position). "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
Generic synonyms: Give Up, Surrender
Derivative terms: Abnegator

3. Verb. Deny or renounce. "They abnegated their gods"
Generic synonyms: Deny
Derivative terms: Abnegation, Abnegator

Definition of Abnegate

1. v. t. To deny and reject; to abjure.

Definition of Abnegate

1. Verb. (transitive) To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience); to relinquish; to surrender. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To reject. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abnegate

1. to deny to oneself [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abnegate

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ablution
ablutionary
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ablutomania
ablutomanias
ablutophiliac
abluvion
ably
abmho
abmhos
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abnegate (current term)
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abnormal

Literary usage of Abnegate

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1. The Works of William H. Seward by William Henry Seward (1888)
"Do you abnegate all authority whatever in the territories ? Not at all; you abnegate only ... Do you abnegate even that? No; you do not, and you cannot. ..."

2. The Life of William H. Seward with Selections from His Works by William Henry Seward (1855)
"... in favor of the people 1 Do you abnegate all authority, whatever, in the territories ? Not at all ; you abnegate only authority over slavery there. ..."

3. The Nebraska Question: Comprising Speeches in the United States Senate by Mr by Stephen Arnold Douglas, Salmon Portland Chase, Truman Smith, Edward Everett, Benjamin Franklin Wade, George Edmund Badger, William Henry Seward, Charles Sumner (1854)
"Do you abnegate even that Ï No ; you do not and you cannot. In the very act of abnegating ... Do you abnegate all authority, whatever, in the Territories ! ..."

4. Freedom and Public Faith: Speech of William H. Seward, on the Abrogation of by William Henry Seward (1854)
"Do you abnegate all authority, whatever, in the Territories ? Not at all ; you abnegate only authority over slavery there. ..."

5. The Westminster Review by John Chapman, Charles William Wason (1830)
"Thirty millions in France are at this moment- holding up their hands and declaring to its truth ; and though an ultra-royalist may abnegate their right to ..."

6. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1858)
"What the church believed was of little .consequence, since I had resolved to abnegate my own reason and take the church for my guide. ..."

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