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abnegate

verb

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1 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • abnegated all claims to the deceased lord's domain

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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

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“Abnegate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abnegate. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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