Abnegate means to release or to let go.(verb)
An example of abnegate is when a fisherman throws a fish back in the water after catching it.
The definition of abnegate is to not allow yourself something.(verb)
An example of the abnegate is when someone gives something up for Lent.
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transitive verb ab·ne·gat·ed, ab·ne·gat·ing, ab·ne·gates
Origin: Latin abnegāre, abnegāt-, to refuse
Origin: : ab-, away; see ab-1
Origin: + negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.
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