abstener

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abstinere, present active infinitive of abstineō.

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  • IPA(key): /absteˈneɾ/, [aβst̪eˈneɾ]

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abstener (first-person singular present abstengo, first-person singular preterite abstuve, past participle abstenido)

  1. (reflexive) to abstain
    Se abstiene de fumar en el coche.
    She abstains from smoking in the car.
    Te puedes quedar con tal de abstenerte de hablar.
    You can stay as long as you refrain from speaking.

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