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Synonyms for renouncerɪˈnaʊns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdicate, renounce(verb)

    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

    Synonyms:
    give up, resign, quit, repudiate, foreswear, vacate, relinquish, disown, abdicate, renounce

  2. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    Synonyms:
    empty, allow, abandon, forfeit, abdicate, cede, annul, release, resign, forgo, spare, kick, throw in, lift, surrender, stop, fall by the wayside, rescind, lay off, waive, throw overboard, reconcile, disown, throw in the towel, give up, overturn, repeal, leave office, repudiate, relinquish, step down, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, reverse, discontinue, revoke, drop out, free, submit, part with, vacate, forego, quit, dispense with, countermand, foreswear, drop by the wayside

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, discontinue, foreswear, throw in, disown, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, cease, vacate, let go of, lay off, dispense with, drop out, step down, take leave, renounce, forego, give up, waive, let go, release, resign, forgo, depart, free, relinquish, stop, throw in the towel, abdicate, quit, repudiate

  4. disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)

    cast off

    Synonyms:
    quit, give up, resign, repudiate, foreswear, vacate, disown, disinherit, relinquish, abdicate, renounce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. renounce

    Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abjure, deny, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, forswear, recall, recant, refuse, reject, repudiate, retract, revoke

    Antonyms:
    acknowledge, advocate, assert, avow, cherish, claim, defend, hold, maintain, own, proclaim, retain, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. renounce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reject, repudiate, disclaim, disown, deny, decline, slight, abnegate, neglect, cast off, trample on

  2. renounce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    relinquish, abandon, forego, resign, abjure, desert, forsake, forswear, leave, drop, lay down, lay aside, give up, cast off, give over, drop all idea of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

waive, relinquish, abandon, forgo, forego, abdicate, surrender, forsake


Translations for renounce

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  • تنازلArabic
  • vzdát seCzech
  • malkonfesiEsperanto
  • lahti ütlemaEstonian
  • رد کنPersian
  • antaa periksi, mitätöidä, luovuttaa, luopua, hylätä, sakata, kieltääFinnish
  • àicheidhScottish Gaelic
  • verzaken, opgevenDutch
  • gi avkall, renonsere, forsake, avsverge, frasi, oppgi, fornekteNorwegian
  • renunța, lepăda, abandonaRomanian
  • отвергнуть, отступиться, сдаваться, отрекаться, отступаться, сдаться, отказываться, отречься, отказаться, отвергатьRussian
  • odustati, dići ruke, predati se, napustiti, otkazatiSerbo-Croatian
  • رجوع کریںUrdu

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