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Definition of the verb abnegate

What does abnegate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abnegated | abnegating | abnegates

  1. deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
  2. surrender (power or a position)
    • example: The King abnegated his power to the ministers
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic terms: give up / surrender = give up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
  3. deny or renounce
    • example: They abnegated their gods
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: deny = refuse to accept or believe

Alternative definition of the verb abnegate


  1. [transitive] To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience).
  2. [transitive] To reject, to deny.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abnegate

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Google previewWord 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

decline, slight, abnegate, neglect, cast off, trample on. 2. Relinquish, abandon, forego, resign, abjure, desert, forsake, forswear, leave, quit, abdicate, drop, lay down, lay aside, give up, cast off, give over, drop all idea of. Renouncement* n.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

renounce, forewear, retract, recant, disown, relinquish, abnegate, repudiate, discard, disclaim, disavow, revoke, ...

Google previewThe Popular Dictionary in Two Parts (1889)

English and Hindustani, and Hindustani and English by Thomas Craven

Abnegate, ii. t. inkdr k. Abnegation, «. inkdr, tark. Abnormal, a. be-qdjda, be-zdbta . ibnormity, n. be-qdidaspf ; bad-shakli. Aboard, ad. jahaz par charhnd. Abode, n. ghar, jagah, maskan. — n. rahd. Abolish, v. t. mauquf k ; mansukh k ; ka, mi men ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

abdicate, abnegate, abrogate, acclimate, acetate, adequate, adulate, adumbrate, advocate, aggravate ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

abnegate,v. See NEGATION. abnormal,adj. unusual, aberrant, eccentric, irregular, anomalous; insane; monstrous. See UNCONFORMITY, INSANITY. Ant., normal. aboard,adv.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

ri AM o'blusoneri ably BR 'eibli AM 'eibli, 'eibli abnegate BR 'abnłgeIt, -s, ...

Google previewEnglish - Guarani/guarani - English Dictionary (2012)

syryku abstain\əb-stān\ jeheja, jeí, jejoko abstraction abject\ab-jekt\ mboriahu ablaze\ə-blāz\ tatarendy \ab-ˈstrak-shən \ jeipyte absurd \əb-sərd\ disparate able \ˈā-bəl\ katupyry absurdity abnegate \ˈab-ni-ˌgāt\ ñemboyke \əb-ˈsər-də-tē, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

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 ...

Google previewFlip 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 ...

Google previewThe Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (2009)

by Eugene Ehrlich

abnegate (ABnigayt) verb renounce, relinquish, surrender, ordeny oneself(a convenience, a right, etc.). Related words : ...

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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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