Definition of Renounce

1. Verb. Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations. "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

Exact synonyms: Abdicate
Generic synonyms: Give Up, Resign, Vacate
Derivative terms: Abdicable, Abdication, Abdication, Abdicator, Renouncement, Renunciation, Renunciation



2. Verb. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily. "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
Exact synonyms: Give Up, Resign, Vacate
Specialized synonyms: Abdicate
Generic synonyms: Leave Office, Quit, Resign, Step Down
Derivative terms: Resignation, Vacant

3. Verb. Turn away from; give up. "I am foreswearing women forever"
Exact synonyms: Foreswear, Quit, Relinquish
Specialized synonyms: Disclaim
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Give Up
Derivative terms: Relinquishing, Relinquishment, Renunciant, Renunciation

4. Verb. Cast off. "The parents repudiated their son"

Definition of Renounce

1. v. t. To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne.

2. v. i. To make renunciation.

3. n. Act of renouncing.

Definition of Renounce

1. Noun. (card games) An act of renouncing. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To give up, resign, surrender. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cast off, repudiate. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To decline further association with someone or something, disown. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To make a renunciation of something. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To surrender formally some right or trust. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) (''cards'') To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Renounce

1. to disown [v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES] - See also: disown

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Literary usage of Renounce

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1. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"... have a right to renounce their treaties with France, or to hold them suspended till the government of that country shall be established. April 28, 1793. ..."

2. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Adgate Lipscomb, Albert Ellery Bergh (1905)
"Opinion on the question whether the United States have a right to renounce their treaties with France, or to hold them suspended till the government of that ..."

3. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"renounce all her maritime conquests without ... It would be difficult, in fact, to force Austria to renounce Italy entirely, and to be content with the ..."

4. The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War. by Charles Stedman (1794)
"... determine to renounce all Dependen cc on Great Britain — Sketch of a new American ... that had been made to renounce all dependence upon Great Britain, ..."

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