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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To withhold something from oneself.

Usage examples (33)
  • Henry decided to abstain from eating chocolate donuts.
  • I abstain from alcohol
  • If I lived in Louisiana, I would abstain from the Senate race.
  • The worst thing we can do for peace is to abstain from a resolution condemning the settlements. for more
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