abnegate
[ ab-ni-geyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
from Latin abnegat- ‘renounced’, from the verb abnegare, from ab- ‘away, off’ + negare ‘deny’
Synonyms
  • renounce
  • reject
  • refuse
  • abandon
  • spurn
  • abdicate
  • give up
Antonyms
  • accept
  • continue
  • indulge
  • use
Definition
renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)
Example
He continues to abnegate personal responsibility and it is frustrating his co-workers.
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