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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.

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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 previewJohnson's Dictionary (1836)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker

Abligate, abnegate. v. a. to bind ...

Google previewA New Complete English Dictionary (1770)

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 ...

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 previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1891)

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, ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

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.

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 previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1827)

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 ...

Google previewOxford 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.

Google previewThe 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 .

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1896)

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 .

Google previewAmerican encyclopedic dictionary (1897)

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- ...

Google previewThe 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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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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