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Synonyms for abnegate

deny oneself (something)

surrender (power or a position)

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deny or renounce

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The studies include a retrospective of the study of the Taoist textual heritage, the Taoist concept of the Six Heavens, from the fundamentals of philosophical Taoism to the inner alchemy of religious Taoism, the Quanzhen School and the culture of the Qilu region, abnegating killing and cherishing life, and the theatrical character of Taoist rituals.
This fission of lyric and message doesn't mean musicians are abnegating their power to make real change.
However Santiago stated that to wear a Band-Aid over her nose ring would be "like abnegating [her] religion" (EEOC v.
Mentoring young people, especially young males, to harness their libidos in fruitful, not dysfunctional and socially abnegating, ways is the only means by which the complementary and egalitarian social constructions of human institutions can be holistically realized.
If Hopkins was homosexual, he had devised a way to survive it: abnegating his impulses, his poetry floods with passion.
Like Cavendish and Treadwell, Henley is something of a marriage-bashing feminist--her plays consistently portray marriage as brutal, adulterous, sexless and abnegating.
Many hard-core Labour people resented the way the Liberal Democrats sought to claim credit for the good things that resulted from the Lib-Lab coalition of 2000-2003, while abnegating responsibility for negative aspects of the administration, like the huge rise in hospital waiting times.
Gatsby will proclaim this lie while simultaneously abnegating himself, never seeming to consider his own life of any importance.
In some cases, they will "opt out" choosing not to be fully informed of the project, abnegating their civil rights and allowing investigators to make choices for them.
The flipside is that participation is seductive and may effectively co-opt employees into abnegating their interests and policing themselves in toxic ways.