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1. renounce

verb. ['rɪˈnaʊns'] cast off.

Synonyms

  • take back
  • recant
  • swallow
  • disown
  • apostatize
  • repudiate
  • forswear
  • abjure
  • apostatise
  • deny
  • rebut
  • unsay
  • tergiversate
  • reject
  • retract
  • refute
  • withdraw

Antonyms

  • give
  • abstain
  • disbelieve
  • bequeath

Etymology

  • renuntiare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Renounce

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Example sentences of the word renounce


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This is not the case if you renounce the gift.

2. Verb, base form
A beneficiary can also renounce a gift or bequest made to her in a will.

Quotes containing the word renounce


1. as soon as we renounce fiction and illusion, we lose reality itself; the moment we subtract fictions from reality, reality itself loses its discursive-logical consistency.
- Slavoj Žižek, Tarrying with the Negative: Kant, Hegel, and the Critique of Ideology

2. renounce

verb. ['rɪˈnaʊns'] give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • vacate
  • resign

Antonyms

  • repel
  • pack
  • dock
  • burden

Etymology

  • renuntiare (Latin)

3. renounce

verb. ['rɪˈnaʊns'] turn away from; give up.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • abandon
  • quit
  • relinquish
  • disclaim

Antonyms

  • admit
  • avow
  • lose
  • allow

Etymology

  • renuntiare (Latin)

4. renounce

verb. ['rɪˈnaʊns'] leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • step down
  • leave office
  • quit
  • vacate
  • resign

Antonyms

  • prove
  • approbate
  • believe
  • honor

Etymology

  • renuntiare (Latin)
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