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renounce

[ ri-nouns ]
/ r瑟藞na蕣ns /
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verb (used with object), re路nounced, re路nounc路ing.
to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures.
to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim.
to repudiate; disown: to renounce one's son.
verb (used without object), re路nounced, re路nounc路ing.
Cards.
  1. to play a card of a different suit from that led.
  2. to abandon or give up a suit led.
  3. to fail to follow the suit led.
noun
Cards. an act or instance of renouncing.
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Origin of renounce

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English renouncen, from Middle French renoncer, from Latin ren奴nti膩re 鈥渢o bring back word, disclaim,鈥 equivalent to re-re- + n奴nti膩re 鈥渢o announce,鈥 derivative of n奴ntius 鈥渕essenger, news鈥

synonym study for renounce

1. See abandon1.

OTHER WORDS FROM renounce

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH renounce

denounce, renounce
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British Dictionary definitions for renounce

renounce
/ (r瑟藞na蕣ns) /

verb
(tr) to give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcementto renounce a title
(tr) to repudiateto renounce Christianity
(tr) to give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarilyto renounce smoking
(intr) cards to fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led
noun
rare a failure to follow suit in a card game

Derived forms of renounce

renouncement, nounrenouncer, noun

Word Origin for renounce

C14: from Old French renoncer, from Latin renunti膩re to disclaim, from re- + nunti膩re to announce, from nuntius messenger
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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