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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- abnegator noun
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transitive verb ab·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: Latin abnegāre, abnegāt-, to refuse : ab-, away; see ab-1 + negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.
- abˈne·gaˌtor noun