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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.]
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(tr) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc)
[C17: from Latin abnegāre to deny]
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v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce.
2. to relinquish; give up.
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Past participle: abnegated
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|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||abnegate - surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"|
|3.||abnegate - deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"|
deny - refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
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abnegate[ˈaebnɪgeɪt] VT (frm) [+ responsibility] → eludir, rehuir; [+ one's religion] → abjurar
to abnegate one's rights → renunciar a sus derechos
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vt → entsagen (+dat)
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