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  Definition of renounce
  1. cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
  2. turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
  3. leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
  4. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
Similar Words: repudiate, foreswear, quit, relinquish, vacate, resign, give up, abdicate

 

Hyponyms: apostatize, apostatise, tergiversate, abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile, swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw, refute, rebut, deny, disclaim, abdicate

 

Derivational Morphology: repudiation, renunciation, renouncement, relinquishment, relinquishing, resignation, forgoing, forswearing, abdication, stepping down, abdicator

 

 
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