abstineo

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From abs (away from) + teneō (hold; restrain).

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present active abstineō, present infinitive abstinēre, perfect active abstinuī, supine abstentum

  1. I abstain.
  2. I keep, stay off or away, hold at a distance, avoid.
  3. (with non) I allow (Example: Se ita dicere non abstinuit. "He allowed himself to speak so/in that way.")

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