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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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Also in the WHO vote on health in the Palestine, Mexico changed from voting against Israel to abstaining, and last week Mexico voted for Israel during a debate at UNESCO.
The authors of the initiative are certain that abstaining from voting basically means admitting that the given lawmaker cannot do his or her job.
In 2011 Catholic bishops in England and Wales specified that it is the obligation of the faithful to do penance on Friday by abstaining from meat.
Another is adamant that relationships will surely be ruined in the process at the expense of some women who will try to fool others that they are abstaining whilst doing the exact opposite.
With 13 countries opposing the resolution, 8 countries abstaining, and 1 country absenting itself, 22 out of a total of 47 members of the Human Rights Council, refrained from supporting the U.S.
The global objective of the project is to facilitate abstaining addicts enter the labor market and remain in the labor market: This objective will be achieved through:
Five countries that abstained last year voted for the resolution this year: Bahrain, which is furious at Iran for what the Bahraini regime considers to be Iranian encouragement of the Shia-based uprising on the island; Serbia, which has a very confused voting record (nay in 2008, absent in 2010, abstaining in 2011, and voting aye this year); plus three countries in the Americas (Guatemala, Paraguay and Saint Kitts) that were probably leaned on by Washington.
By abstaining from voting the Members of the Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday the proposal to temporary ban agents and collaborators of the former Communist State Security from holding high-ranking State posts.
BAGHDAD (TAP)- Iraq's foreign minister on Monday insisted his country was not pressured into abstaining from a vote to suspend Syria from the Arab League, saying Baghdad does not take orders from others.
The FA board has chosen to back neither Blatter nor his challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam in the election on June 1, but to register a protest vote by abstaining.
But they chose to register a protest vote by abstaining.
The FA board yesterday decided to back neither Blatter nor his challenger Mohamed Bin Hammam in the election on June 1, but to register a protest vote by abstaining.
One board member said: "The events of last week have not helped Bin Hammam, it would be very difficult to support Blatter so abstaining looks the most likely course."
One board said: "The events of last week have not helped Bin Hammam, it would be very difficult to support Blatter so abstaining looks the most likely course."
The resolution, imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran was approved by a vote of 12-2 with Lebanon abstaining and Brazil and Turkey voting "no."