abstain oneself

abstain oneself
abstenerse, reprimirse.

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  • abstain — (v.) late 14c., to withhold oneself, from O.Fr. abstenir (14c.), earlier astenir (13c.) hold (oneself) back, refrain, abstain (from), practice abstinence, from L. abstinere withhold, keep back, keep off, from ab(s) from, away from (see AB (Cf. ab …   Etymology dictionary

  • abstain — ab·stain /əb stān, ab / vi: to refrain from exercising federal jurisdiction over a case: cause an abstention Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. abstain …   Law dictionary

  • abstain — [ab stān′, əbstān′] vi. [ME absteinen < OFr abstenir < L abstinere, to hold back < ab(s) , from + tenere, to hold: see TENANT] to hold oneself back; voluntarily do without; refrain (from) [to abstain from smoking] SYN. REFRAIN1 abstainer …   English World dictionary

  • abstain — [v] hold back from doing abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, fence sit*, forbear, forgo, give the go by*, give up, go on the wagon*, keep from, pass, pass up, quit, refrain,… …   New thesaurus

  • abstain — ► VERB 1) restrain oneself from doing or indulging in something. 2) formally choose not to vote. DERIVATIVES abstainer noun. ORIGIN Latin abstinere hold from …   English terms dictionary

  • abstain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. forbear, refrain. See avoidance, moderation, asceticism, disuse.Ant., indulge. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. refrain, forbear, renounce, desist, forgo, withhold, avoid, stop, deny oneself, hold aloof… …   English dictionary for students

  • abstain — /ab stayn /, v.i. 1. to hold oneself back voluntarily, esp. from something regarded as improper or unhealthy (usually fol. by from): to abstain from eating meat. 2. to refrain from casting one s vote: a referendum in which two delegates abstained …   Universalium

  • abstain from — restrain oneself from doing something. → abstain …   English new terms dictionary

  • abstain — verb 1》 (often abstain from) restrain oneself from doing something. 2》 formally decline to vote. Derivatives abstainer noun Origin ME: from OFr. abstenir, from L. abstinere, from ab from + tenere hold …   English new terms dictionary

  • abstain — v.intr. 1 a (usu. foll. by from) restrain oneself; refrain from indulging in (abstained from cakes and sweets; abstained from mentioning it). b refrain from drinking alcohol. 2 formally decline to use one s vote. Derivatives: abstainer n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinch oneself — abstain from, deny oneself , refrain from …   English contemporary dictionary