Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Abstain"

The meaning of "Abstain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa abstain?
A: “Abstain” means to not do something.

e.g.
“I’m abstaining from drinking” means “I’m not drinking alcohol”
Q: O que significa I will abstain from all offensive personality?
A: 네, 맞아요! 그런데 그 문장은 좀 이상해요. 왜냐면 "actions"는 "personality"보다 더 자연스러워요. 그래서 우리는 "I will abstain from all offensive actions"를 사용해야 해요~
Q: O que significa abstain from?
A: avoid , refrain from

I abstain from answering silly questions.
Q: O que significa abstain and absurd?
A: "abstain" means to stop yourself from doing something. "absurd" means the same thing as crazy.

Example sentences using "Abstain"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com abstain.
A: Abstain means that you choose to not participate in an action or activity.

People choose to ‘abstain’ from something when they see that the effect of it does not benefit themselves.

Abstaining is usually thought to be a healthy decision.

Examples:
“During the previous election, he abstained from voting.”
“I am abstaining from drinking alcohol.”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com abstain.
A: I will abstain from drinking.
He is abstaining from eating chocolate.
We abstained the movie.
They will abstain the event.

More formally:
Will you vote?
I abstain.

The word has a serious tone, so it should not be lightly.

Synonyms of "Abstain" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre abstain from e refrain from ?
A: Abstain is used for moral or health reasons. Examples: "Abstain from marijuana. It is the Devil's lettuce and will lead you into more drug usage!" or "Abstain from grapefruit while on antibiotics, because it may cause the medicine to quit working". In the United States, the less progressive* states like to teach "abstinence only", which is to abstain from sex at all, which mostly how we use the word.

Also, it means to choose not to vote. You abstain from voting.

Refrain means to hold yourself back (or ask someone to hold back), especially when it is appealing to do what you are asked not to do. Examples: "Please refrain from making stupid jokes during sex education class." or "Please refrain from visiting Facebook while at work."

Also, a refrain is something repeated regularly in music or poems.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre abstain e refrain ?
A: Разница в нюансах применения. Abstain -- воздержаться вообще. Refrain -- воздержаться от какого-то импульсивного желания. Очень часто эти слова взаимозаменяемы.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre abstain from alcohol e refrain from alcohol ?
A: "Refrain" means "to stop doing something" (何かをやらないようにすること). "Abstain" is stronger in a sense that you're committed to stop doing something, like you're trying hard to change; you're making an effort NOT to do something (何かをやらないように努力しようとすること).

For example:

タバコは、お慎みください。
Please refrain from smoking.

田中さん!殿方と共同生活してるのよ!ノーパンは慎みなさい!
Ms.Tanaka! You live with gentlemen! Please refrain from being pants-less!

あなたは姉さんでしょう?彼女に麻薬を慎めを言うべきだよ。
You're her older sister, aren't you? You should tell her to abstain from (stop using) drugs.

中毒者にとって、麻薬を慎むことはとんでもなく難しい。
For addicts, it's terribly difficult to abstain from drugs.

They are sometimes interchangeable but "abstain" is stronger than "refrain" in a sense that it requires more effort to not do something.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre abstain from alcohol e refrain from alcohol ?
A: It basically means the same things. To abstain or refrain means to choose not to have it or avoid it.

Translations of "Abstain"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I abstain from using violence. Is it natural sentence?
A: Yes but u can also say I don’t agree with using violence , I don’t conform to using violence , violence just isn’t my thing there’s many ways

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