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(Latin: a suffix; from agere to set in motion, to drive, to lead; to do, to act)

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 the consumption of 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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abrogate (AB ruh gayt") (verb), abrogates; abrogated; abrogating
1. To abolish or to annul by authority; to nullify, to cancel: Congress once passed laws prohibiting the sale of liquor in the U.S., however the 20th Amendment to the Constitution abrogated those laws and now alcohol may be legally sold.

The Secretary of State declared that further aggressive action by a certain foreign power would cause the government to abrogate the treaty it had made with that country.

Mr. Jackson and the Board of Directors at the museum decided to abrogate entrance fees for senior citizens.

2. To repeal, to eliminate, or to get rid of something formally and publicly, especially a law: The king decided to abrogate the old law regarding poaching during the summer holidays.

The new law abrogated the old law about paying parking fines.

They will be abrogating the decision to increase student grants after the next election.

3. Etymology: from Latin ab-, "away" + rogare, "to ask, to propose".
To annul or abolish by governmental authority.
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To get rid of by an authority.
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To abolish by an authorized authority.
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aggregate (s) (ag gruh GIT) (noun), aggregates (ag gruh GITS) (pl)
1. Collected together from different sources and considered as complete: The aggregate of talented musicians resulted in a very entertaining evening on TV.
2. Etymology: from Latin aggregat-, "herded together"; from the verb aggregare, "to group together"; from ad, "toward" + grex, "flock".
A sum or a total quantity.
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alligate (verb), alligates; alligated; alligating
1. To tie together; to unite by some tie.
2. To attach; to bind.
arrogate (AIR uh gayt") (verb), arrogates; arrogated; arrogating
1. To claim, to take, to appropriate, or to assume for oneself without a right to do it: Bruce arrogated to himself the powers of a military General in his position as the CEO of the company.

Some presidents have arrogated to themselves the power of Congress to declare war.

2. To assign or to attribute to another person without justification: Judge Hendricks accused Jane of arrogating to herself the power and the right to punish people.
To assume or to claim as one's own.
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To claim or to arrogate another's property.
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To assume as one's own; as to arrogate as one own children.
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To divide (or fork) into two branches.
To return to a given site without the use of landmarks, as some birds to their roosts, by means of instinctual abilities of some animals.
castigate (verb), castigates; castigated; castigating
1. To inflict severe punishment or to strongly rebuke someone in order to correct his or her behavior: The president of the company was castigated in the local newspaper and television for making millions of dollars while his business went bankrupt.
2. Etymology: from Latin castigatus past participle of castigare, "to purify, to chastise"; from castus, "pure" + agere, "to do". Used in the sense of "to make people pure by correcting or reproving them."
To severely criticize.
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circumnavigate (verb), circumnavigates; circumnavigated; circumnavigating
1. To sail or to fly around something; such as, the world or an island.
2. To move around by walking, driving, etc.
A man is trying to circumnavigate a rock formation in an effort to avoid sharks.

A man is striving to circumnavigate a stone structure in an effort to get away from the threatening sharks.

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congregate (verb), congregates; congregated; congregating
1. To come together in a mass, or to gather people or animals into a unit, crowd, or assembly: When people congregate, some of them flock together under the care of a pastor of a church.
2. To collect or to separate people or things into an assemblage or to get together: Slowly the crowd started to congregate in the park for the afternoon concert.
3. To bring into one place, or into a throng or united body; such as, people or animals: The sheep were congregated in the pen, waiting to be let out into the pasture.