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deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
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He said: "Western culture increasingly places the individual at the center of the universe, and fasting during Ramadan is perhaps one of the most powerful means of denying self.
The ultimate purpose of denying self is to glorify God.