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ab·ne·gate

 (ăb′nĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. ab·ne·gat·ed, ab·ne·gat·ing, ab·ne·gates
1. To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
2. To deny (something) to oneself: The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.

[Latin abnegāre, abnegāt-, to refuse : ab-, away; see ab-1 + negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

ab′ne·ga′tor n.

abnegate

(ˈæbnɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(tr) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc)
[C17: from Latin abnegāre to deny]
ˌabneˈgation n
ˈabneˌgator n

ab•ne•gate

(ˈæb nɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce.
2. to relinquish; give up.
[1650–60; < Latin abnegātus denied, past participle of abnegāre. See ab-, negate]
ab`ne•ga′tion, n.
ab′ne•ga`tor, n.

abnegate


Past participle: abnegated
Gerund: abnegating

Imperative
abnegate
abnegate
Present
I abnegate
you abnegate
he/she/it abnegates
we abnegate
you abnegate
they abnegate
Preterite
I abnegated
you abnegated
he/she/it abnegated
we abnegated
you abnegated
they abnegated
Present Continuous
I am abnegating
you are abnegating
he/she/it is abnegating
we are abnegating
you are abnegating
they are abnegating
Present Perfect
I have abnegated
you have abnegated
he/she/it has abnegated
we have abnegated
you have abnegated
they have abnegated
Past Continuous
I was abnegating
you were abnegating
he/she/it was abnegating
we were abnegating
you were abnegating
they were abnegating
Past Perfect
I had abnegated
you had abnegated
he/she/it had abnegated
we had abnegated
you had abnegated
they had abnegated
Future
I will abnegate
you will abnegate
he/she/it will abnegate
we will abnegate
you will abnegate
they will abnegate
Future Perfect
I will have abnegated
you will have abnegated
he/she/it will have abnegated
we will have abnegated
you will have abnegated
they will have abnegated
Future Continuous
I will be abnegating
you will be abnegating
he/she/it will be abnegating
we will be abnegating
you will be abnegating
they will be abnegating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abnegating
you have been abnegating
he/she/it has been abnegating
we have been abnegating
you have been abnegating
they have been abnegating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abnegating
you will have been abnegating
he/she/it will have been abnegating
we will have been abnegating
you will have been abnegating
they will have been abnegating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abnegating
you had been abnegating
he/she/it had been abnegating
we had been abnegating
you had been abnegating
they had been abnegating
Conditional
I would abnegate
you would abnegate
he/she/it would abnegate
we would abnegate
you would abnegate
they would abnegate
Past Conditional
I would have abnegated
you would have abnegated
he/she/it would have abnegated
we would have abnegated
you would have abnegated
they would have abnegated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abnegate - deny oneself (something)abnegate - deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
deny, refuse - refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - 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"
2.abnegate - surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"
surrender, give up - give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"
3.abnegate - deny or renounceabnegate - deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"
deny - refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
Translations

abnegate

[ˈaebnɪgeɪt] VT (frm) [+ responsibility] → eludir, rehuir; [+ one's religion] → abjurar
to abnegate one's rightsrenunciar a sus derechos

abnegate

vtentsagen (+dat)
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