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Verb: abnegate  'ab-nu,geyt
  1. Not allow oneself to have (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
    "She abnegated herself wine and spirits";
    - deny
  2. Surrender (power or a position)
    "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
  3. Deny or renounce
    "They abnegated their gods"

Derived forms: abnegated, abnegates, abnegating

Type of: check, contain, control, curb, deny, give up, hold, hold in, mod [informal], moderate, surrender

Encyclopedia: Abnegate