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 for abnegate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abnegate \Ab"ne*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abnegated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Abnegating.] [L. abnegatus, p. p. of abnegare; ab +
     negare to deny. See Deny.]
     To deny and reject; to abjure. --Sir E. Sandys. Farrar.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abnegate
      v 1: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from
           indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and
           spirits" [syn: deny, abnegate]
      2: surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his
         power to the ministers"
      3: deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"

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