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Synonyms and Antonyms of abstain

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abstain

synonym (synonym of abstain)

  • (verb.consumption)
    choose not to consume (verb.consumption)
     

antonym (antonym of abstain)

hypernym (abstain IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • refrain from voting (verb.social)
    resist doing something (verb.stative)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF abstain relation)

  • choose not to consume (verb.consumption)
    abstain from eating (verb.consumption)
     
  • (verb.consumption)
    refrain from certain foods or beverages (verb.consumption)
     
  • (verb.consumption)
    practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages (verb.consumption)
     

derivation (.... is derived from abstain)

  • (noun.attribute)
    the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink (adj.all)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation desist refrain consume have ingest take take in forbear refrain fast avoid keep off teetotal abstention abstinence abstainer ascetic abstentious abstinent

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