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English verb: abnegate

1. abnegate (possession) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure


SamplesShe denied herself wine and spirits.


Synonymsdeny


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Verb groupdeny, refuse

2. abnegate (competition) surrender (power or a position)


SamplesThe King abnegated his power to the ministers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give up, surrender

3. abnegate (communication) deny or renounce


SamplesThey abnegated their gods.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deny









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