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abnegate (verb), abnegates; abnegated; abnegating
1. To give up or to surrender: The King abnegated his throne to his son.
2. To deny something to oneself; to restrain; especially, from indulging in some pleasure: The minister of the church abnegated the material luxuries of life.

When Agnes Marcia became a nun after the deaths of her son and husband in an auto accident, she was abnegating a life of comfort and ease in order to dedicate her life to God.

Indulging in an ice cream sundae abnegates the healthful effects of having a salad for lunch.

Because Lucy wants to lose weight, she is abnegating eating so much food during her meals.

To deny and to reject.
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To renounce or to give up.
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This entry is located in the following units: a-, ab-, abs- (page 5) -ate (to do) (page 1) -gate + (page 1) neg-, ne- (page 1)
Word Entries at Get Words: “abnegated
To deny and to reject something for oneself; to renounce, to give up. (2)