Found 2 items, similar to renounce.
English → English
v 1: give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or
duties and obligations; “The King abdicated when he
married a divorcee”
2: 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”
, give up
3: turn away from; give up; “I am foreswearing women forever”
4: cast off or disown; “She renounced her husband”
parents repudiated their son”
English → English
(r[-e]*nouns"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
(-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, a messenger. See Nuncio
and cf. Renunciation
1. 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.
2. To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss;
This world I do renounce, and in your sights
Shake patiently my great affliction off. --Shak.
3. (Card Playing) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led)
by playing a card of another suit.
To renounce probate
(Law), to decline to act as the
executor of a will. --Mozley & W.
Syn: To cast off; disavow; disown; disclaim; deny; abjure;
recant; abandon; forsake; quit; forego; resign;
relinquish; give up; abdicate.
. -- To renounce is to
make an affirmative declaration of abandonment. To
abjure is to renounce with, or as with, the solemnity
of an oath. To recant is to renounce or abjure some
proposition previously affirmed and maintained.
From Thebes my birth I own; . . . since no
Can force me to renounce the honor of my race.
Either to die the death, or to abjure
Forever the society of man. --Shak.
Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
, n. (Card Playing)
Act of renouncing.
, v. i.
1. To make renunciation. [Obs.]
He of my sons who fails to make it good,
By one rebellious act renounces to my blood.
2. (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person
entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate
Dryden died without a will, and his widow having
renounced, his son Charles administered on June 10.