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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.


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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