abnegate /ˈabnɪɡeɪt/

a

I. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹formal› renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)

he attempts to abnegate personal responsibility.
II. derivatives

abnegator
noun


– origin early 17th cent.: from Latin abnegat- ‘renounced’, from the verb abnegare, from ab- ‘away, off’ + negare ‘deny’.

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