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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abjure mean? 

ABJURE (verb)
  The verb ABJURE has 1 sense:

1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

  Familiarity information: ABJURE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABJURE (verb)

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Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


abjure; forswear; recant; retract; resile

Context examples:

He retracted his earlier statements about his religion / She abjured her beliefs

Hypernyms (to "abjure" is one way to...):

renounce; repudiate (cast off or disown)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

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