German translation of 'abstain'
- (from sex, smoking)
sich enthalten (from +gen)
⇒ to abstain from alcohol/drinking
sich des Alkohols/Trinkens enthalten (form)
- (in voting)
sich der Stimme enthalten
Example Sentences Including 'abstain'
She was emphatic in her instructions: few but good, neutrals only, minimal adornment, and in case of doubt, abstain.Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Which I abstain to do, For by tomorrow, I may think so too.THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
If you're forced to a division in the debate the Tories will abstain.The Endless Game
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Translation of abstain from the Collins English to German Dictionary