Verb abnegate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


abnegate (third-person singular simple present abnegates, present participle abnegating, simple past and past participle abnegated)

  1. (transitive) To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience). [2]
  2. (transitive) To relinquish; to surrender; to abjure. [2]

More definition: refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. relinquish; give up.

1. (transitive) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc) Derived Formsabnegation, nounabnegator, noun Word OriginC17, from Latin abnegāre to denyCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare "to refuse, deny" (see abnegation). Related, Abnegated; abnegating.

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