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Abnegate

Pronunciation: [ ab-ni-geyt ]


Definition: verb

renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

Origin: Early 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin abnegat- ‘renounced’, from the verb abnegare, from ab- ‘away, off’ + negare ‘deny’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • renounce

  • reject

  • refuse

  • abandon

  • spurn

  • abdicate

  • give up

Example: He continues to abnegate personal responsibility and it is frustrating his co-workers.

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