verb (used without object), re·neged, re·neg·ing.
verb (used with object), re·neged, re·neg·ing.
Origin of renege
Examples from the Web for renege
Dubowitz, however, says he is concerned Moscow could renege on its promise not to sell Iran the S-300.Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran|Eli Lake|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will Syria collapse or Egypt renege on the Camp David Accords?
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger convinced Reagan to renege on his support for these cuts, so they never happened.Reagan’s Deal With Democrats for Tax Increases Paired With Spending Cuts Is a Myth|John M. Barry|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It occurred to him that he could agree now to join forces with Charles, then go back to Gobignon and renege on his promise.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
"You've never seen the day when you wanted to renege, Upton, and you know it," he hit back.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
I treated them two or three times and never once did they renege.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for renege
Word Origin for renege
Word Origin and History for renege
1540s, "deny, renounce, abandon," from Medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re-, here probably an intensive prefix, + negare "deny" (see deny). Meaning "change one's mind" is from 1784. Related: Reneged; reneging.