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abstain

verb   /əbˈsteɪn/
formal to not do something that you enjoy because it is bad or unhealthy abstenerse The doctor suggested that he abstain from alcohol.
to decide not to vote abstenerse 63 members voted in favour, 39 opposed, and 15 abstained.139
(Definition of abstain from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

abstain

verb /əbˈstein/
(often with from) not to do, take etc abstenerse (de) He abstained (from voting in the election) He abstained from alcohol.
abstention /-ˈsten-/ noun
the act of abstaining abstención At the election of the new chairman, the voting was six for, three against, and two abstentions.
(Definition of abstain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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