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Meaning of abnegate

ab•ne•gate

Pronunciation: (ab'ni-gāt"), [key]
— -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
  1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce.
  2. to relinquish; give up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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