tr.v. ab·ne·gat·ed, ab·ne·gat·ing, ab·ne·gates
1. To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
2. To deny (something) to oneself: The minister abnegated the luxuries of life.
[Latin abnegāre, abnegāt-, to refuse : ab-, away; see AB-1 + negāre, to deny; see ne in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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