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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
renounce (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal declaration - renounce his errors
2.
intransitive verb
to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further - repudiate renounce the authority of the church
1.
to make a renunciation
2.
to fail to follow suit in a card game abdicate, abjure
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
renounce (verb)
1.
to give up (as a position of authority) formally
SYNONIMS:
abnegate, cede, relinquish, renounce, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrender
RELATED WORDS:
abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
renounce (verb)
2.
to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to)
SYNONIMS:
abnegate, forswear ( foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw
RELATED WORDS:
contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revoke
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse ( indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embrace
adhere (to)
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