Translation of "abstain" - English-Japanese dictionary


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

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

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