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Definition 1: deny or renounce - [verb of communication]

Samples where abnegate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They abnegated their gods

(abnegate is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or believe

"He denied his fatal illness"

Definition 2: surrender (power or a position) - [verb of competition]

Samples where abnegate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King abnegated his power to the ministers

(abnegate is a kind of ...) give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another

"The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"

Definition 3: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure - [verb of possession]

Samples where abnegate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She denied herself wine and spirits

Synonyms for abnegate in the sense of this definition

(abnegate is a kind of ...) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"

(abnegate has a similar meaning as ...) refuse to let have

"She denies me every pleasure" "he denies her her weekly allowance"

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