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abstain

verb avoid, be loath, be neutral, by-pass, cease, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, dispense with, do without, eschew, forebear, forgo, hold back, keep away, keep off, let alone, not use, not vote, refrain voluntarily from, refuse, restrain oneself, shirk, shun, spare, stand aside, take no sides, turn aside from, waive, withhold
See also: abandon, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, eschew, forbear, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, rest, shirk, shun, withhold
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Discussing the sanctions against Iran, means that Lebanon, which will chair the UNSC in May, will have to either accept the sanctions or abstain from voting, and that is something that Tehran, Damascus, and Hizbullah do not accept, as they want Beirut to reject the resolution, he stated.
The CEO abstains from selling until the earnings are released.
She abstains from selling until after the good news is released and the price has risen to $12 per share.
40) If CEO abstains from selling ABC shares at time [T.
CEO Abstains and Trades While Aware of Inside Information
45) The important point, however, is that if CEO merely abstains from selling when she learns good news and effects her previously planned sale when she learns bad news, she will expect, on average, to beat the market.
If, on the other hand, CEO learns that ABC will underperform the market, she abstains from purchasing the stock and remains invested in the market-wide index fund.
Lawyers with the firm of Richards, Watson and Gershon said Berlin should abstain from participating in consideration of the airport's development agreement.
Berlin said Wednesday it is still unclear whether she will have to abstain from consideration of other parts.
Contrary to popular belief, heart-disease patients don't have to abstain from sex, because the odds that sex will trigger a heart attack are slim to none, a new study shows.
Meanwhile, on the subject of sex, raised by the Cowboys' Nate Newton on Monday, the 320-pound guard actually said he warned his teammates to abstain "anywhere from 24 to 48 hours" before last week's Eagles game and, this week, "I'm trying to hold it to 72 hours.
Countries sometimes abstain when they haven't received instructions from home in time for the vote.