abnegate


abnegate

verb

Definition of ABNEGATE

1
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <abnegated all claims to the deceased lord's domain>
2
to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <felt that if the Congress adopted these security measures, it would be abnegating the nation's fundamental commitment to individual rights>
Antonyms adhere (to)

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