What does abnegate mean?
The definition of abnegate
Ab”ne*gate, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Abnegated; p. pr. & vb. n.Abnegating.]
Etym: [L. abnegatus,p. p. of abnegare; ab + negare to deny. See Deny.]

To deny and reject; to abjure. Sir E. Sandys. Farrar.