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Definitions of renounce

  1. In cards, not to follow suit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To disown; cast off; as, to renounce one's heir; to give up; as, to renounce a hope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To disclaim: to disown: to reject publicly and finally: to forsake. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To disown; reject; forsake. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To refuse to acknowledge longer; forswear; abandon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To make renunciation. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To neglect to follow suit at cards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To disown; to disclaim; to reject; to cast off; to forsake. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To disown; to repudiate; to reject; to give up; to refuse to acknowledge or own; to abandon; in card-playing, not to follow a suit when a person has a card of the same sort. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Act of renouncing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Renouncer, renouncement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. In cards, a not following suit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for renounce

  1. Do you remember, Amy, the promise you have so often repeated to me; I mean the promise made for you at your baptism; that you would renounce 'the pomps and vanities of this wicked world? – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  2. On the evening of the second day of our encampment here, an incident occurred which fearfully confirmed the wisdom of my decision to renounce all title to medical skill. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
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