Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give up (rights or a claim, for example); renounce.
  • transitive verb To deny (something) to oneself.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deny (anything) to one's self; renounce; give up or surrender.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To deny and reject; to abjure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
  • verb deny or renounce
  • verb surrender (power or a position)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin abnegāre, abnegāt-, to refuse : ab-, away; see ab– + negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

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