Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
abstain /əb'stein/
  • nội động từ
    • kiêng, kiêng khem, tiết chế
      • to abstain from alcohol: kiêng rượu
    • kiêng rượu
    • (tôn giáo) ăn chay ((cũng) to abstain from meat)
Concise Dictionary
+refrain from voting
+choose not to consume

Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb [V] ~ (from sth)
1 to choose not to use a vote, either in favour of or against sth: Ten people voted in favour, five against and two abstained.
2 to decide not to do sth, especially sth you like or enjoy, because it is bad for your health or considered morally wrong: to abstain from alcohol / sex / drugs

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