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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.
On July 20, 2015 Mr Smith abstained in a vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which capped and froze some benefits.
Sedgefield Phil Wilson abstained from the legislation but voted for the amendment.
India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay and Macedonia abstained.
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.
He did not explain why his MP abstained from voting and only reminded of how the MPs in the Council of Europe voted.
We did not reach a final decision after evaluating the issue thus we abstained from voting because we respect our principles as sanctions proved to be ineffective on the international scene," he added.