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RENOUNCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does renounce mean? 

RENOUNCE (verb)
  The verb RENOUNCE has 4 senses:

1. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
2. leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
3. turn away from; give up
4. cast off or disown

  Familiarity information: RENOUNCE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RENOUNCE (verb)


Sense 1renounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

abdicate; renounce

Context example:

The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

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

give up; renounce; resign; vacate (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2renounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

vacate; resign; renounce; give up

Context examples:

She vacated the position when she got pregnant / The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

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

leave office; quit; resign; step down (give up or retire from a position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "renounce"):

abdicate; renounce (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3renounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn away from; give up

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

foreswear; renounce; quit; relinquish

Context example:

I am foreswearing women forever

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

abandon; give up (give up with the intent of never claiming again)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "renounce"):

disclaim (renounce a legal claim or title to)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4renounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cast off or disown

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

repudiate; renounce

Context examples:

She renounced her husband / The parents repudiated their son

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

reject (refuse to accept or acknowledge)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "renounce"):

apostatise; apostatize; tergiversate (abandon one's beliefs or allegiances)

abjure; forswear; recant; resile; retract (formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure)

swallow; take back; unsay; withdraw (take back what one has said)

rebut; refute (overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof)

deny (refuse to accept or believe)

Sentence frames:

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


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