abnegate
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.nɪ.ɡeɪt/, /ˈæb.ni.ɡeɪt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈæb.nɪ.ɡeɪt/
Verb

abnegate (abnegates, present participle abnegating; past and past participle abnegated)

  1. (transitive) To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience). [First attested in the early 17th century.]
  2. (transitive) To relinquish; to surrender; to abjure. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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