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renounce

[ ri-nouns ]SEE DEFINITION OF renounce

Synonyms for renounce

  • deny
  • disavow
  • discard
  • disown
  • eschew
  • forgo
  • forsake
  • forswear
  • give up
  • quit
  • recant
  • relinquish
  • repudiate
  • spurn
  • waive
  • abdicate
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • arrogate
  • decline
  • defect
  • desert
  • disclaim
  • dump
  • rat
  • resign
  • tergiversate
  • turn
  • abstain from
  • apostacize
  • cast off
  • demit
  • divorce oneself from
  • drop out
  • leave flat
  • leave off
  • opt out
  • sell out
  • swear off
  • take the pledge
  • tergiverse
  • throw off
  • throw over
  • toss over
  • walk out on
  • wash hands of
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Antonyms for renounce

  • acknowledge
  • admit
  • agree
  • allow
  • approve
  • claim
  • continue
  • embrace
  • keep
  • revert
  • accept
  • hold
  • maintain
  • condone
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RENOUNCE

Now my father is dead, I will have nothing to do with the world, and will renounce it for ever.

She was to renounce her father and take the name of Bohun———.

Will you undertake to make her renounce the earl, who, I believe, is the devil incarnate?

He renounced his country; but could not renounce his character.

Attend carefully then to this necessary deity, and renounce the other.

I renounce, I deny life, I wholly refuse it, I spit upon it.

Must he then throw away his pen, renounce action, and do nothing in future but exist?

And therefore I could not be angry with him or renounce his company, any more than I could hope to win him.

Then, Protagoras, which of the two assertions shall we renounce?

She must renounce everything for the man who had renounced everything for her.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French renoncier "give up, cede" (12c., Modern French renoncer), from Latin renuntiare "bring back word; proclaim; protest against, renounce," from re- "against" (see re-) + nuntiare "to report, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related: Renounced; renouncing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RENOUNCE

abandon

verbleave in troubled state
  • back out
  • desert
  • disown
  • forsake
  • jilt
  • leave
  • leave behind
  • quit
  • reject
  • renounce
  • throw over
  • walk out on

abjure

verbgive up

abstain

verbhold back from doing
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