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renege

[ ri-nig, -neg, -neeg ]
/ r瑟藞n瑟g, -藞n蓻g, -藞nig /
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verb (used without object), re路neged, re路neg路ing.
Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
verb (used with object), re路neged, re路neg路ing.
Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
noun
Cards. an act or instance of reneging.
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Origin of renege

1540鈥50; earlier renegue<Medieval Latin reneg膩re, equivalent to re-re- + neg膩re to deny (cf. negative)

OTHER WORDS FROM renege

re路neg路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for renege

renege

renegue

/ (r瑟藞ni藧伞, -藞ne瑟伞) /

verb
(intr often foll by on) to go back (on one's promise, etc)
verb, noun
cards other words for revoke

Derived forms of renege

reneger or reneguer, noun

Word Origin for renege

C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin reneg膩re to renounce; see renegade
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