Associations to the word «Renounce»


RENOUNCE, noun. (card games) An act of renouncing.
RENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To give up, resign, surrender, atsake.
RENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To cast off, repudiate; to .
RENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
RENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
RENOUNCE, verb. (intransitive) To make a renunciation of something.
RENOUNCE, verb. (intransitive) To surrender formally some right or trust.
RENOUNCE, verb. (intransitive) (card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.

Dictionary definition

RENOUNCE, verb. Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee".
RENOUNCE, verb. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds".
RENOUNCE, verb. Turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever".
RENOUNCE, verb. Cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son".

Wise words

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