Difference between abdiate and abnegate
- deny or renounce
- surrender (power or a position)
- deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
Whatever life and value this town ever possessed have now been abnegated.
When an undomesticated woman refuses to hide her sexuality, abnegates her maternity, she creates a force field of extraordinary energy.
He abnegated his right to speak for Terri when he entered a common law relationship with another woman, with whom he's fathered two children.