abstain


abstain from

verb

Definition of ABSTAIN

to resist the temptation of <had to abstain from solid food before her surgery>
Synonyms abjure, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from)
Near Antonyms acquiesce (to), capitulate, concede (to), knuckle under (to)
Antonyms bow (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

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