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renounce

re·nounce

renounce

 
pronunciation:
rih naUns
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: renounced, renounces, renouncing
definition 1: to give up (a right or claim) usu. by formal declaration or announcement; waive.
The king's oldest son renounced his right to the throne.
synonyms:
abdicate, abjure, abnegate, disclaim, forswear, waive
antonyms:
claim
similar words:
cede, recant, reject, release, relinquish, repudiate, surrender
definition 2: to give up (a habit, practice, or the like).
He had been a proponent of violence, but he has since renounced it.
synonyms:
eschew, forgo, forsake, forswear, swear off
similar words:
abjure, abnegate, forbear, quit
definition 3: to reject or repudiate; disown.
After learning of her son's crimes, she renounced him.
synonyms:
deny, disavow, disclaim, disinherit, disown, forswear, repudiate
antonyms:
arrogate, covet
similar words:
negate, reject
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to fail to follow suit in a card game; revoke.
synonyms:
renege, revoke
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a failure to follow the suit that has been led in a card game.
synonyms:
revoke
derivations: renounceable (adj.), renouncer (n.)