what is the meaning of abstain?
- busterwasmycatLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
offer no decision or opinion at all, even though you have that right and are expected to give one, or "do not act or do a thing". It is used mostly for voting, to say "I do not vote for any of the choices and do not give a different choice either; I make no choice at all". It is also used to declare that I never partake of such things, I never participate (I just say no when the option arises). Abstain from drugs, abstain from sex (do not do them at all, ever).
- John PLv 78 months ago
Not doing something - probably something which you might want to do, or possibly something forbidden by your religion.
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- RPLv 78 months ago
It means to not engage or participate in whatever is the subject of the abstinence.
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- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 months ago
refrain from -- usually used with regard to pleasurable activities that may be incur social opprobrium, such as drinking alcohol
- DavidLv 78 months ago
To 'abstain' means not to take part in an action one way or the other such as when taking a vote on a particular proposal.
- David B.Lv 78 months ago
To not take part in. Top not have or do a specific thing.