HyperDic: abstain

English > 2 senses of the word abstain:
VERBsocialabstainrefrain from voting
consumptionabstain, refrain, desistchoose not to consume
abstain > pronunciation
Soundsaebstey'n; ahbstey'n
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English > abstain: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningRefrain from voting.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderrefrain, forbearResist doing something
Spanishabstenerse, abstener
English > abstain: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningchoose not to consume.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example"I abstain from alcohol"
Synonymsrefrain, desist
Entailed bymortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
Narrowerfastabstain from eating
fastabstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
keep off, avoidRefrain from certain foods or beverages
teetotalPractice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
Oppositeconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishabstenerse, dejar, desistir, inhibirse
Catalanabstenir-se, deixar, desistir
Nounsabstainer, abstinenta person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
abstainersomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline
abstinence, abstentionthe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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