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Synonyms for abstain

to hold oneself back

Synonyms for abstain

refrain from voting

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choose not to consume

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Drilon said he also abstained in deference to the Supreme Court where the issue as to whether that is a treaty or executive agreement is pending.
Represents votes held directly or indirectly by the named individual Director of Champion which were excluded from voting plus 3,900 Ordinary Shares which abstained from voting.
But I abstained out of delicadeza because it's owned by my son, a 25-year-old entrepreneur,' she said at the regular Kapihan sa Senado last May.
Plaid's four MPs all abstained from the from the Customs Union, but in favour of the other three.
After 13 hours of continuous session of RSNA, half an hour after midnight, 54 MPs voted for the new entity Prime Minister ViA!kovic, nine voted against, and four deputies abstained.
In fact Baroness Morgan, who was an MEP from 1994 until 2009, abstained on the vote, which took place on March 27 2003, seven days after British troops joined the United States in invading the Middle East country on the false pretext that its governing regime under Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
At least 135 countries voted for the measure while 26 others abstained. The Philippine government initially discussed whether to vote "no" or abstain from the UN draft resolution on the Rohingya crisis.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to 69 members of the National Assembly who had abstained from voting for the election of prime minister.
The petitioner had said two parliamentary parties consisting of 69 votes preferred to sit in the NA but abstained from voting.
ISLAMABAD -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday accepted a petition seeking the prime minister's election to be declared unconstitutional on the basis that at least 69 members of the National Assembly abstained from voting and failed to participate in the formation of the federal government.
Hun Sen said those who did not vote abstained because they believed the call to 'incitement' by the former opposition party.
Surely if the chair had asked for votes for, votes against and abstentions then the result would have be four for approval two against and the rest abstained, then the application for 238 extra houses would be approved four to two?
2- He/she who has the ability to fast but abstained from fasting due to traveling, temporary or curable diseases, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or menstruating.
"I'm delighted by the UN's Human Rights Council resolution calling for an urgent independent investigation of Monday's massacre in Gaza, but disgusted that the UK government abstained," Thornberry said on Twitter on Saturday, World News reported.