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Abstain meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • बचना, परहेज़ करना, मतदान में भाग नहीं लेना, दूर रहना, अलग रखना, बचना

Abstain meaning in English (Vocabulary words)

  • (verb) restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something. “she intends to abstain from sex before marriage”
  • (verb) refrain from drinking alcohol. “most pregnant women abstain or drink very little”
  • (verb) formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion. “forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained”

Abstain origin (Root word)

  • late Middle English: from Old French abstenir, from Latin abstinere, from ab- ‘from’ + tenere ‘hold’.

Abstain in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Numbers don’t look good, but oppn ready for the fight, India belongs to all its citizens. … opposition to the legislation, Shiv Sena will support it, but may abstain or walk out when the bill is put to vote.
  • Onion prices will stay high for some time; restrain or abstain like Sheikh Hasina, Nirmala … India produces a quarter of the world’s onions.
  • Vote against Citizenship Bill, Jawahirullah urges secular parties, “The secular parties that want India to remain secular must support the rights … this Bill in both Houses of parliament and not just abstain from it.
  • ‘Confident’ govt to table CAB in Rajya Sabha next week, TDP is likely to abstain, which means the halfway mark may come … “If Pakistan was a secular nation, India would not have required the CAB.
  • India’s RCEP decision: A tactical retreat, India finally opted out of the much anticipated Regional … Behind this decision to abstain lies the cold logic of economic pragmatism.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Abstain 

  • ab+stain…we tend to stay away from stain….
  • this can be written as “ab+stai……and stai……sounds like stay…. and .. stay out of something means not involving in sth that doesn’t concern to one.

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