Renounce

  • 1 Renounce — Re*nounce (r[ e]*nouns ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Renounced} ( nounst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Renouncing} ( noun s?ng).] [F. renoncer, L. renuntiare to bring back word, announce, revoke, retract, renounce; pref. re re + nuntiare to announce, fr. nuncius …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 renounce — re·nounce /ri nau̇ns/ vb re·nounced, re·nounc·ing vt 1: to announce one s abandonment or giving up of a right to or interest in: disclaim (1) renounce an inheritance 2: to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 renounce — late 14c., from O.Fr. renoncer, from L. renuntiare proclaim, protest against, renounce, from re against + nuntiare to report, announce, from nuntius messenger (see NUNCIO (Cf. nuncio)). Related: Renounced; renouncing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 renounce — [ri nouns′] vt. renounced, renouncing [ME renouncen < OFr renoncer < L renuntiare < re , back + nuntiare, to tell < nuntius, messenger: see NUNCIO] 1. to give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Renounce — Re*nounce , n. (Card Playing) Act of renouncing. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Renounce — Re*nounce , v. i. 1. To make renunciation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He of my sons who fails to make it good, By one rebellious act renounces to my blood. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 renounce — 1 *abdicate, resign Analogous words: sacrifice, abnegate, *forgo, forbear, eschew Antonyms: arrogate: covet (sense 2) Contrasted words: usurp, preempt, appropriate (see ARROGATE) 2 *abjure, forswear, recant, retract …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 renounce — [v] abandon, reject abdicate, abjure, abnegate, abstain from, apostacize, arrogate, cast off, decline, defect, demit, deny, desert, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, divorce oneself from*, drop out, dump*, eschew, forgo, forsake, forswear, give …

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  • 9 renounce — ► VERB 1) formally declare one s abandonment of (a claim, right, or possession). 2) refuse to recognize any longer. 3) abandon (a cause, bad habit, or way of life). DERIVATIVES renounceable adjective renouncement noun renouncer noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 renounce — UK [rɪˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms renounce : present tense I/you/we/they renounce he/she/it renounces present participle renouncing past tense renounced past participle renounced formal 1) to state formally that you no longer… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 renounce — v. (D; tr.) to renounce for (to renounce wealth for happiness) * * * [rɪ naʊns] (D; tr.) to renounce for (to renounce wealth for happiness) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 renounce — renounceable, renunciable /reuh nun see euh beuhl, shee /, adj. renouncement, n. renouncer, n. /ri nowns /, v., renounced, renouncing, n. v.t. 1. to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures. 2. to give up by formal… …

    Universalium

  • 13 renounce — re|nounce [ rı nauns ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to state formally that you no longer believe in something or support something: No progress will be made until the terrorists renounce violence. Members of the cult are forced to renounce all… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 renounce — [[t]rɪna͟ʊns[/t]] renounces, renouncing, renounced 1) VERB If you renounce a belief or a way of behaving, you decide and declare publicly that you no longer have that belief or will no longer behave in that way. [V n] After a period of… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 renounce — verb 1 (T) to publicly say that you will no longer keep something, or stay in an important position, because you no longer have the right to it: The only course left to Nixon was to renounce the presidency. | renounce a claim: James II renounced… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 renounce — verb (renounced; renouncing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French renuncer, from Latin renuntiare, from re + nuntiare to report, from nuntius messenger Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal… …

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  • 17 renounce — re|nounce [rıˈnauns] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: renoncer, from Latin renuntiare, from nuntiare to report ] 1.) if you renounce an official position, title, right etc, you publicly say that you will not keep it any more = ↑give… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 renounce — [c]/rəˈnaʊns / (say ruh nowns) verb (renounced, renouncing) –verb (t) 1. to give up or put aside voluntarily. 2. to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim. 3. to repudiate; disown. –verb (i) 4. Cards a. to play a card of a different… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 renounce — verb Renounce is used with these nouns as the object: ↑belief, ↑citizenship, ↑claim, ↑nationality, ↑power, ↑right, ↑throne, ↑violence …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 renounce — verb 1) Edward renounced his claim to the throne Syn: give up, relinquish, abandon, abdicate, surrender, waive, forego; Law disclaim; formal abnegate Ant: assert 2) Hungary renounced the agreement Syn …

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