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Meaning & Definition of Renounce in English

English

Renounce

/rɪnaʊns/

verb

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

  • "The king abdicated when he married a divorcee"
    synonym:
  • abdicate
  • ,
  • renounce

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • vacate
  • ,
  • resign
  • ,
  • renounce
  • ,
  • give up

3. Turn away from

  • Give up
  • "I am foreswearing women forever"
    synonym:
  • foreswear
  • ,
  • renounce
  • ,
  • quit
  • ,
  • relinquish

4. Cast off

  • "She renounced her husband"
  • "The parents repudiated their son"
    synonym:
  • disown
  • ,
  • renounce
  • ,
  • repudiate