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abjure

ab·jure

abjure

 
pronunciation:
b jur
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abjures, abjuring, abjured
definition: to repudiate or renounce solemnly, as under oath; forswear.
She was forced to abjure her Catholic beliefs and accept Protestantism.
synonyms:
disavow, forswear, recant, renounce, repudiate, retract
antonyms:
elect
similar words:
abandon, abrogate, avoid, disclaim, disown, eschew, forgo, forsake, reject, relinquish, revoke, shun, withdraw
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derivations: abjuratory (adj.), abjurer (n.)
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