To abnegate is to release this fish.
- Abnegate means to release or to let go.
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.
An example of the abnegate is when someone gives something up for Lent.
Origin of abnegate; from Classical Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare ; from ab-, away, from + negare, to deny: see negation
transitive verbab·ne·gat·ed, ab·ne·gat·ing, ab·ne·gates
- To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
- To deny (something) to oneself: The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.
Origin of abnegateLatin abneg&amacron;re, abneg&amacron;t-, to refuse : ab-, away; see ab–1 + neg&amacron;re, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abnegates, present participle abnegating, simple past and past participle abnegated)