abnegate

  • 1 Abnegate — Ab ne*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abnegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abnegating}.] [L. abnegatus, p. p. of abnegare; ab + negare to deny. See {Deny}.] To deny and reject; to abjure. Sir E. Sandys. Farrar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 abnegate — I verb abjure, contravene, decline, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, drop, forbear, gainsay, let go, negate, quit one s hold, rebuff, recall, refuse, refute, reject, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, repulse, retract, say no, spurn, surrender,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 abnegate — (v.) 1650s, from L. abnegatus, pp. of abnegare to refuse, deny (see ABNEGATION (Cf. abnegation)). Related: Abnegated; abnegating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 abnegate — sacrifice, *forgo, eschew, forbear Analogous words: renounce, *abdicate: surrender, abandon, *relinquish, waive: abstain, *refrain Antonyms: indulge (in) Contrasted words: gratify, delight, regale, rejoice, gladden, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 abnegate — [v] renounce abstain, decline, forbear, forgo, give up, refrain, reject; concepts 30,54,195 …

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  • 6 abnegate — ► VERB formal ▪ renounce or reject (something desired or valuable). DERIVATIVES abnegation noun. ORIGIN Latin, from negare deny …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 abnegate — [ab′nə gāt΄] vt. abnegated, abnegating [< L abnegatus, pp. of abnegare < ab , away, from + negare, to deny: see NEGATION] to give up (rights, claims, etc.); renounce abnegator n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 abnegate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: back formation from abnegation Date: 1623 1. deny, renounce < abnegated their God > 2. surrender, relinquish < abnegated her powers > • abnegator …

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  • 9 abnegate — abnegation, n. abnegator, n. /ab ni gayt /, v.t., abnegated, abnegating. 1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. 2. to relinquish; give up. [1650 60; < L abnegatus denied (ptp. of abnegare). See AB ,… …

    Universalium

  • 10 abnegate — verb /ˈæbnɪɡeɪt/ a) To deny oneself (something); to renounce or give up a right or a claim to something; b) To abjure. See Also: abnegation …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 abnegate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. See negation. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. give up, forgo, abstain, renounce, abdicate, refrain, forbear. ANT.: indulge, binge, imbibe …

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  • 12 abnegate — ab·ne·gate || æbnɪgeɪt v. waive or surrender rights or privileges; abstain, refrain, deny oneself …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 abnegate — [ abnɪgeɪt] verb formal renounce or reject (something desired or valuable). Derivatives abnegation noun abnegator noun Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as abnegation): from L. abnegat , abnegare renounce , from ab away, off + negare deny …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 abnegate — v. a. (Rare.) Deny, reject, renounce, abjure …

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  • 15 abnegate — v 1. renounce, resign, abdicate; deny oneself, sacrifice, forgo, abstain from, forbear, refrain from; reject, refuse, decline, turn down, do or go without. 2. relinquish, give up, surrender, yield; concede, acquiesce, submit …

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  • 16 abnegate — ab·ne·gate …

    English syllables

  • 17 abnegate — ab•ne•gate [[t]ˈæb nɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing 1) to refuse or deny (rights, comforts, etc.) to oneself; renounce 2) to relinquish; give up • Etymology: 1650–60; < L abnegātus denied, ptp. of abnegāre. See ab , negate ab ne•ga′tion, n.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 abnegate — /ˈæbnəgeɪt / (say abnuhgayt) verb (t) (abnegated, abnegating) to refuse or deny to oneself; reject; renounce. {Latin abnegātus, past participle} –abnegation /æbnəˈgeɪʃən/ (say abnuh gayshuhn), noun –abnegator, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 abnegate —   v.t. renounce.    ♦ abnegation, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 20 abnegate — v.tr. 1 give up or deny oneself (a pleasure etc.). 2 renounce or reject (a right or belief). Derivatives: abnegator n. Etymology: L abnegare abnegat (as AB , negare deny) …

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