Synonyms for abnegate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-ni-geyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb nɪˌgeɪt

Définition of abnegate

Origin :
  • 1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare "to refuse, deny" (see abnegation). Related: Abnegated; abnegating.
  • verb renounce
Example sentences :
  • In the vanity typical of the insecure, they abnegate all foreign knowledge.
  • Extract from : « After the Rain » by Sam Vaknin
  • The most God-like man is the one who can abnegate without feeling the sacrifice.
  • Extract from : « Where Art Begins » by Hume Nisbet
  • She spurns the doctrine that it is woman's position to abnegate and to immolate herself.
  • Extract from : « The Salamander » by Owen Johnson
  • The fact of so little cultivation does not abnegate the existence of industry on the part of the villagers.
  • Extract from : « The War Trail » by Mayne Reid
  • In those days the strong made no pretence to protect the weak, or to abnegate their natural power.
  • Extract from : « Hodge and His Masters » by Richard Jefferies
  • The quality of Mantchou has thus by degrees become a very costly affair, and many, of consequence, seek altogether to abnegate it.
  • Extract from : « Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China » by Evariste Regis Huc

Antonyms for abnegate

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