To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
To deny (something) to oneself.
The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.
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.
To give up (rights, claims, etc.); renounce.
Origin of abnegate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Alternatively, perhaps a back-formation from abnegation.