Translation of "abstain" - English-Japanese dictionary

abstain

verb uk /əbˈsteɪn/ us /æbˈsteɪn/

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

自制する, 控える, 節制する
The doctor suggested that he abstain from alcohol.

to decide not to vote

(投票を)棄権する
63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed, and 15 abstained.

(Translation of “abstain” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)