- to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of: an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences.
- to nullify or cause to be ineffective: Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds.
Origin of negate
Examples from the Web for renegate
Historical Examples of renegate
I am young enough to have been annoyed, and altogether eject and renegate the whole idea of political affairs.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
- to make ineffective or void; nullify; invalidate
- to deny or contradict
Word Origin for negate
Word Origin and History for renegate
1795 (with an isolated use from 1620s), back-formation from negation, or else from Latin negatus, past participle of negare. Related: Negated; negates; negating.