Definition of Renege

1. Noun. The mistake of not following suit when able to do so.

Exact synonyms: Revoke
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Derivative terms: Revoke



2. Verb. Fail to fulfill a promise or obligation. "She backed out of her promise"

Definition of Renege

1. v. t. To deny; to disown.

2. v. i. To deny.

Definition of Renege

1. Verb. (intransitive) To break a promise or commitment; to go back on one's word. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) In a card game, to break one's commitment to follow suit when capable. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (archaic) To deny; to renounce ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Renege

1. to fail to carry out a promise or commitment [v -NEGED, -NEGING, -NEGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renege

rends
rendzina
rendzinas
renegade
renegade state
renegaded
renegades
renegading
renegado
renegadoes
renegados
renegate
renegates
renegation
renegations
renege (current term)
renege on
reneged
reneger
renegers
reneges
reneging
renegociate
renegotiable
renegotiate
renegotiated
renegotiates
renegotiating
renegotiation
renegotiations

Literary usage of Renege

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1. The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the by William Brisbane Dick (1894)
"If the Knave is led, no trump can renege except the Five. Similarly, the Ace of Hearts can renege to any trump led, except to the trump superior to it, ..."

2. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"84. renege, to renounce: reneges all temper, Ant. ii 8 (in this passage reneges must be pronounced as a ..."

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