Synonyms and Antonyms of abnegate
1 to give up (as a position of authority) formally abnegated all claims to the deceased lord's domain Synonyms of abnegate abdicate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderWords Related to abnegate abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of abnegate appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
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 Synonyms of abnegate abjure, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdrawWords Related to abnegate contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revokeNear Antonyms of abnegate acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embraceAntonyms of abnegate adhere (to)
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