Translation of "abstain" - English-German dictionary

abstain

verb /əbˈstein/

(often with from) not to do, take etc

sich enthalten
He abstained (from voting in the election)
He abstained from alcohol.
abstention /-ˈsten-/ noun

the act of abstaining

die Enthaltung
At the election of the new chairman the voting was six for, three against, and two abstentions.

(Translation of “abstain” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)