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Definition of the verb abnegate
What does abnegate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: abnegated | abnegating | abnegates
- deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
- surrender (power or a position)
- deny or renounce
Alternative definition of the verb abnegate
- [transitive] To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience).
- [transitive] To reject, to deny.
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Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
as a religious rite abnegate means renounce or reject something desired or valuable abnormal means “not normal, different from normal” while subnormal means “below normal” abnormous is a blend of abnormal and enormous aboard is ...
Johnson's Dictionary (1836)
by Samuel Johnson, John Walker
Abligate, abnegate. v. a. to bind ...
Containing a Brief and Clear Explication of Most Words in the English Language ...
To ABNEGATE, to deny. ABNEGATION, is the renoun- ing one's interest pleasures, passions ; self-denial. ABNO'RMITY, hugeness, ill shape. ABO'ARD, within the (hip. ABO'DE, delay, also a dwelling place, stay, continuance. To ABOLISH, to ...
by Sidney L. Landau
renounce, forewear, retract, recant, disown, relinquish, abnegate, repudiate, discard, disclaim, disavow, revoke, ...
Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule
Abnegate, v. a. (Rare.) Deny, reject, renounce, abjure. Abnegation, n. Denial, renunciation, rejection, abandonment, surrender. See ABJURATION. Abnormal, a. Irregular, anomalous, anomalistic, unusual, unnatural, singular, peculiar, ...
by Thomas Sheridan
To ABLEGATE, abnegate. v. a. To send abroad upon some employment. ABLEGATION, ab-lc-ga-shun. s. A sending abroad. ABLENESS, able-ness, f. Ability of body, vigoiny force. ABLEPSY, a'-blep-sy. s. Want of sight. ABLUENT, ab'-id-cnt. a.
by Louisa Pansegrouw
e, renounce, repudiate, veto deny any connection with disown deny existence negate denying possibility of knowledge sceptical deny oneself abnegate, abstain deny pleasure to oneself abnegate deny ...
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
claim: abnegate, renounce GLASSMAKING TERMS glass by heating and cooling, harden and strengthen: anneal, temper glass components: borax, quartz, silica, silicon dioxide glass imperfection: sandiver glass is shaped and worked, iron ...
by Samuel Johnson, John Walker
To ABNEGATE, (abnegate) v. a. To deny. ABNEGATION, (ab-ne-ga'-shun) n. ». Denial ; renunciation. ABNEGATOR, (ab-nc-ga'-tur)n.j. Onewho denies, renounces, or opposes any thing. ABNODATION, (ab-no-da'-shun) M. s. The act of cutting ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
from the verb abnegare (see ABNEGATE). Abney level /ˈabni/ 7noun Surveying a kind of clinoV- meter consisting of a sighting tube, spirit level, and graduated scale. – origin late 19th cent.
The Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)
A New, Original and Exhaustive Work of Reference to All English Words, Their Origin, Development, Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Legitimate Or Customary Use ... by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris
& a [ABNEGATE.] āb-né-gā-ting, pr: par. [ABNEGATE.] āb-né-gā-tion, s. (Lat: abnegatio; Fr. abnégation.] [ABNEGATE.] Denial, renunciation, disclaimer. "Patience and abnegation of self, and devotion to othera .
To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...
[ABNEGATE.] āb-né-gā-ting, pr. par. [ABNEGATE.] āb-né-gā-tion, s. (Lat: abnegatio; Fr. abnegation.] [ABNEGATE.] Denial, reuunciation, disclaimer. "Patience and abnegation of self, and devotion to others .
by Robert Hunter, John Alfred Williams, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage
[Abnegate.] ab-ne ga'-tion, s. [Lat. abnegatio; Fr. abnegation.] [Abnegate.] Denial, renunciation, disclaimer. "Patience and abnegation of wolf, and devotion u> others." — Longfellow : Evangeline. tab'-niS-ga -tlve, a. [Abnegate.] Lat. abnega- ...
The Encyclopædic Dictionary (1879)
A New and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use by Robert Hunter
a, [ABNEGATE.] ab ne ga ting, rn,- [ABNEGATE.] ab -ne ga tion, 5. [In Fr. abnegation ; Lat. abntgana.] [ABNEGATE.] Denial, renunciation, disclaimer. " Patience and abnegation of teli, and d*rotiao ta Q&ben."—ionfif«ll'sie: Evangeline . ' ab nc ga ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3N1E1G2A1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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