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renege

[ 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.
noun
Cards. an act or instance of reneging.
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Origin of renege

1540–50; earlier renegue<Medieval Latin renegāre, equivalent to re-re- + negāre to deny (cf. negative)

OTHER WORDS FROM renege

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

renege

renegue

/ (rɪˈniːɡ, -ˈneɪɡ) /

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 renegāre to renounce; see renegade
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