Abnegate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæbnəɡeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word abnegate
Brit.  |ˈabnɪɡeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word abnegate

verb

- deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure (syn: deny)
- surrender (power or a position)

The King abnegated his power to the ministers

- deny or renounce

They abnegated their gods

Examples

...abnegated all claims to the deceased lord's domain...

...felt that if the Congress adopted these security measures, it would be abnegating the nation's fundamental commitment to individual rights...

All honour to those who can abnegate for themselves the personal enjoyment of life.

They voluntarily abnegated their temporal advantages.

The King abnegated his power to the ministers

They abnegated their gods

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