Translation of "abstain" - English-Arabic dictionary


verb uk /əbˈsteɪn/ us /æbˈsteɪn/

formal to not do something that you enjoy because it is bad or unhealthy

يَمسِك / يَمتَنِع عَن
The doctor suggested that he abstain from alcohol.

to decide not to vote

يَمتَنِع عَن التصْويت
63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed, and 15 abstained.

(Translation of “abstain” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)