Abnegate meaning

ăbnĭ-gāt
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.]
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To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
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To deny (something) to oneself.

The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.

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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.

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The definition of abnegate is to not allow yourself something.

An example of the abnegate is when someone gives something up for Lent.

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To give up (rights, claims, etc.); renounce.
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To relinquish; to surrender; to abjure. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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Origin of abnegate

  • Latin abnegāre abnegāt- to refuse ab- away ab–1 negāre to deny ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Latin abnegō (“to refuse, reject”) from ab (“away from”) + negō (“to deny”),

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternatively, perhaps a back-formation from abnegation.

    From Wiktionary