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Definitions of abstain in various dictionaries:

verb - refrain from voting

verb - choose not to consume

verb - to refrain voluntarily


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Possible Jeopardy Clues
To refrain from boozing or voting
To refrain from casting one's vote or from boozing it up
Possible Dictionary Clues
To refrain from something by one's own choice: abstain from traditional political rhetoric. See Synonyms at refrain1.
Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
To refrain from voting: Forty senators voted in favor of the bill, 45 voted against it, and 15 abstained.
refrain from voting
formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.
restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
choose no to consume
to not do something, especially something enjoyable that you think might be bad:
to decide not to use your vote:
Abstain might refer to
Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be contrasted with "blank vote", in which a voter casts a ballot willfully made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all. A "blank (or white) voter" has voted, although their vote may be considered a spoilt vote, depending on each legislation, while an abstaining voter hasn't voted. Both forms (abstention and blank vote) may or may not, depending on the circumstances, be considered to be a protest vote (also known as a "blank vote" or "white vote").
* An abstention may be used to indicate the voting individual's ambivalence about the measure, or mild disapproval that does not rise to the level of active opposition. Abstention can also be used when someone has a certain position about an issue, but since the popular sentiment supports the opposi
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