- v.戒（尤指酒），戒除( abstain的过去式和过去分词 ); 弃权（不投票）;
Ten people voted in favour, five against and two abstained.
They collectively abstained ( from voting ) in the elections for local councilors.
Several MPs abstained from voting at the end of the debate.
In the referendum many people abstained.
At the last election he abstained ( from voting / the vote ).
上次选举时他弃权了 ( 没投票 ).
He abstained from speaking at the meeting.
Many people abstained from voting.
Her mother has abstained from wine.
Some voters abstained in the election.
The rest either abstained or voted against us.
He abstained from voting at the end of the debate.
Five members voted for the proposal, eight voted against, and two abstained.
对于这项建议,五人投票赞成, 八人反对, 两人弃权.
At the last election he abstained.
He abstained partly for prudential reasons.
Thirty - seven abstained and one didn't cast vote.