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verb as in give up

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He's been forced to abjure his most important achievement as governor, his healthcare plan.

Haqqani invests great hope that a decision by Pakistan's military to abjure politics may correct these trends.

To persuade Iran to abjure weapons, the United States will have to make some kind of deal.

Mary treated her conspicuously as a sister; she refused, however, to abjure her Protestantism.

He was required to recant, to abjure the doctrines he had taught; not in private, but publicly before the world.

Two years later, Rosimont died suddenly without having had time to abjure his errors.

She did not, indeed, require Anjou to abjure his faith, but her demands virtually involved this.

No, my fair Olivia, let us never abjure love: even when the reign of beauty passes away, that of grace and sentiment remains.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abjure, such as: forswear, recant, renege, renounce, retract, and withdraw.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.