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abstain

 
Verb abstain has 2 senses
  1. abstain - refrain from voting
    --1 is one way to
    refrain, forbear
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. abstain, refrain, desist - choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
    Antonyms: consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun abstention1, noun abstinent1, noun abstainer2, noun abstainer1, noun abstinence1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
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