[ ri-nig, -neg, -neeg ]
/ rɪˈnɪg, -ˈnɛg, -ˈnig /
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verb (used without object), re·neged, re·neg·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·neged, re·neg·ing.
Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
Cards. an act or instance of reneging.
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Origin of renege
OTHER WORDS FROM renegere·neg·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for renege
/ (rɪˈniːɡ, -ˈneɪɡ) /
(intr often foll by on) to go back (on one's promise, etc)
cards other words for revoke
Derived forms of renegereneger or reneguer, noun
Word Origin for renege
C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade
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