Abnegate Definition

abnegated, abnegates, abnegating
abnegated, abnegates, abnegating
To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
American Heritage
To give up (rights, claims, etc.); renounce.
Webster's New World
To deny (something) to oneself.
The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.
American Heritage
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

  • 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

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