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.
transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
Origin of abnegatefrom 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 abnegāre abnegāt- to refuse ab- away ; see ab- 1. negāre to deny ; see ne in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present abnegates, present participle abnegating, simple past and past participle abnegated)