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abnegate


verb (used with object), ab·ne·gat·ed, ab·ne·gat·ing.

  1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce.
  2. to relinquish; give up.

verb

  1. (tr) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc)
v.

1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare “to refuse, deny” (see abnegation). Related: Abnegated; abnegating.

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