Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Turkish translation of “abstain”

See all translations

abstain

verb [I]
 
 
/əbˈsteɪn/
NOT DO formal to not do something that you enjoy because it is bad or unhealthy
çok istediği bir şeyden uzak durmak, mahrum kalmak
The doctor suggested that he abstain from alcohol.Abstaining and refraining
NOT VOTE to choose not to vote for or against something
uzak durmak, tarafsız kalmak, hiç bir şekilde oy vermemek
63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed and 5 abstained.Abstaining and refraining
abstention
 
 
/əbˈstenʃən/ noun [C, U]
çekimserlik
(Definition of abstain from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “abstain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More