Synonyms for abstain from

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-steyn
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsteɪn

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Définition of abstain from

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to withhold oneself," from Old French abstenir (14c.), earlier astenir (13c.) "hold (oneself) back, refrain, abstain (from), practice abstinence," from Latin abstinere "withhold, keep back, keep off," from ab(s)- "from, away from" (see ab-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Specifically of liquor, attested from late 14c. Of voting, 1796. Related: Abstained; abstaining.
  • As in renounce : verb abandon, reject
  • As in resist : verb withstand, oppose
  • As in abjure : verb give up
  • As in dispense with : verb omit; do away with
  • As in do without : verb get along without

Antonyms for abstain from

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