Translation of "abstain" - English-Catalan dictionary

abstain

verb uk /əbˈsteɪn/ us /æbˈsteɪn/

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

abstenir-se
The doctor suggested that he abstain from alcohol.

to decide not to vote

abstenir-se
63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed, and 15 abstained.

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