to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce.
to relinquish; give up.
In the vanity typical of the insecure, they abnegate all foreign knowledge.
After the Rain Sam Vaknin
The most God-like man is the one who can abnegate without feeling the sacrifice.
Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
The quality of Mantchou has thus by degrees become a very costly affair, and many, of consequence, seek altogether to abnegate it.
Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China Evariste Regis Huc
The fact of so little cultivation does not abnegate the existence of industry on the part of the villagers.
The War Trail Mayne Reid
She spurns the doctrine that it is woman’s position to abnegate and to immolate herself.
The Salamander Owen Johnson
In those days the strong made no pretence to protect the weak, or to abnegate their natural power.
Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
(transitive) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc)
1650s, from Latin abnegatus, past participle of abnegare “to refuse, deny” (see abnegation). Related: Abnegated; abnegating.
the act or an instance of , or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.: It was a time of austerity and abnegation. the act of relinquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc.: abnegation of parental responsibilities. Contemporary Examples Erudite is trying to wrestle control of the government away from abnegation via nefarious schemes. Exclusive: […]
the commander of the Israelite army and a cousin of Saul. I Sam. 14:50; 26:5. a male given name. Contemporary Examples This has happened before, to Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Emmett Till—even during the New York City draft riots of 1863. Not This Again: The Ghost of Past Injustices, From the Draft Riots to Trayvon […]
abnerval abnerval ab·ner·val (āb-nûr’vəl) adj. Flowing away from a nerve. Used of an electric current passing through a muscle.
abneural abneural ab·neu·ral (āb-nur’əl, -nyur’-) adj. Away from the neural axis.
- Abney level
a hand level for determining elevations and angles of slope. noun a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube, used to measure the angle of inclination of a line from the observer to another point