abstenir

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From Latin abstineo.

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abstenir (first-person singular present abstinc, past participle abstingut)

  1. (reflexive) to abstain (refrain from)

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French abstenir, a borrowing from Latin abstinēre, present active infinitive of abstineō (with conjugation adapted to French tenir), from abs + teneō.

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Verb[edit]

abstenir

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to abstain

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This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and détenir, are conjugated this way.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin abstineō, abstinēre, with conjugation adapted to tenir.

Verb[edit]

abstenir

  1. to abstain from; to not participate in

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This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem abstien distinct from the unstressed stem absten, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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