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To deny (oneself something); to renounce or give up (a right, a power, a claim, a privilege, a convenience). [First attested in the early 17 th century.]<ref name=SOED/>
deny or renounce; "They abnegated their gods"
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
(transitive) To abjure.
To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge.
(transitive) To deny oneself (something); to renounce or give up a right or a claim to something;
To relinquish; to surrender; to abjure. [First attested in the mid 18 th century.]<ref name=SOED/>
surrender (power or a position); "The King abnegated his power to the ministers"