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Spell check of abstain

Correct spelling: abstain

Synonyms:
decline, avert, end, pass up, eschew, teetotal, quit, elect, hold back, abjure, elude, fast, let alone, escape, intermit, swear off, sit by, shun, discontinue, ballot, dodge, refrain, spare, forgo, stop, turn over a new leaf, forbear, recoil, avoid, terminate, hold off, keep from, reelect, neglect, do without, finish, pause, stand by, sidestep, go without, restraint, carry, do nothing, leave off, refuse, stay out of, restrain oneself, dispense with, cease, bypass, circumvent, evade, duck out of, return, skip, spoil, lay off, desist, give over, bother, withhold, get out of, duck, renounce, shirk, conclude, shrink, blackball, adopt, keep, put in.

Antonyms:
consume, set about, acquiesce, concede, surrender, ingest, institute, knuckle under, yield, enter upon, capitulate, commence, give in, originate, submit, take in, succumb, initiate, take, have, begin, start, bow, inaugurate.

Examples of usage:

1) The help of the cattle of one's enemy shows that in the bearing of testimony we should not merely abstain from downright wrong. - "The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus", G. A. Chadwick.

2) Every Wednesday and Friday, be his situation or condition what it may, he must abstain from meat. - "Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia", Maturin M. Ballou.

3) What it cost Manley Fleetwood to abstain absolutely and without even the compromise of " soft" drinks that night, who can say? - "Lonesome Land", B. M. Bower.

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