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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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Fourteen countries including Pakistan abstained from the voting.
However, the top 10 recipients of US aid, which include Kenya, defied Trump and either supported the motion or abstained.
If the Philippines had only abstained from voting, it is very understandable.
Ms Saville Roberts, the MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, highlighted Mr Smith's failure to turn up to a crucial debate on the Wales Bill in July, and his voting record, where she said he had consistently abstained or voted against further devolution to Wales.
He described the meeting as historic, marked with unanimity with exception of Iran and Lebanon "which abstained as it did in the (recent) Arab League meeting.
So everything Nia Griffith says is overshadowed by the fact Labour abstained on austerity over the next 5 years and not one member of Labour Party in Wales turned up to the Commons debate on the Barnett formula, which FM Carwyn Jones admitted cost Wales PS300 million a year.
Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, also abstained from the vote, stating on her website: "It will make thousands of families worse off, push children into poverty and make some children matter less than others.
We abstained on the Bill because while there is much we disagree with, there are policies which we support - many of which the Tories have taken from us.
On Friday, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the war crimes committed during the 2014 Tel Aviv's assault on Gaza- marking a significant change in India's stance.
When the second reading vote was taken in Parliament 174 MPs took part in the vote and 163 voted in favor of the government and ten parliamentarians from the UPFA abstained from voting.
In March, Bangladesh, China and India along with 55 other nations abstained on a resolution suggesting Russia's annexation of Crimea was illegal.
Iran's 13 neighbors have traditionally voted nay on the annual resolution to condemn Iran or occasionally abstained or absented themselves.
The opposition is successful in terms of proposal, because the 18-19 parties, which participated in the debate, opposed FDI, but two of them abstained at the time of voting, the government might have managed them.
Islamabad -- President Pakistan Muslim League-Q Chaudhary Shujat Hussain is all set to file a reference for the disqualification of MNAs who abstained from voting during Friday's Prime Ministerial elections.
They found that people living less than 500 meters from the closest store selling tobacco were less likely to have abstained from smoking at 26 weeks than people living greater than 500 meters from such stores.