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abnegate

ab·ne·gate

abnegate

 
pronunciation:
aeb n geIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abnegates, abnegating, abnegated
definition 1: to surrender (a right or privilege); renounce.
Since he's renounced his citizenship, he has also abnegated his right to vote.
synonyms:
surrender
similar words:
renounce
definition 2: to give up; relinquish.
When she became a nun, she abnegated a life of comfort and ease.
derivations: abnegation (n.), abnegator (n.)
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