verb (used with object), re·nounced, re·nounc·ing.
verb (used without object), re·nounced, re·nounc·ing.
- to play a card of a different suit from that led.
- to abandon or give up a suit led.
- to fail to follow the suit led.
- renovascular hypertension,
Origin of renounce
Examples from the Web for renounced
They renounced violence, recognized the state of Israel, and embraced a demilitarized Palestinian state.
In 1985, then South African president P.W. Botha offered to let Mandela out of prison if he renounced violence.Nelson Mandela Demanded Justice Before Forgiving White South Africans|Peter Beinart|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mother Antonia Brenner, a twice-divorced socialite, renounced Hollywood glitz to live as a nun in a Mexican prison.
He converted from Greek Orthodox to the Anglican religion, and renounced his allegiance to the Greek crown.The Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh: Why Everybody Loves Phil|Tom Sykes|November 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It seems to me Ryan has renounced Rand's politically incorrect atheism, not her morally bankrupt philosophy of Screw Thy Neighbor.Paul Begala: With Ryan, Romney Has the Plutocrat Ticket|Paul Begala|August 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chichester, however, had to be renounced, owing to the difficulty of residence.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The letter was renounced and shredded: the dedicated ascetic contemplated a hooded shape, washed of every earthly fleck.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
I began to suspect that, unless she renounced him once for all, and that quickly, no power on earth would be able to help her.The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
He renounced every hope that he had ever cherished in order that he might realize this one.A Handful of Stars|Frank W. Boreham
But Sarah had renounced the vision; she had abandoned the pursuit of the fugitive propriety.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
Word Origin for renounce
late 14c., from Old French renoncier "give up, cede" (12c., Modern French renoncer), from Latin renuntiare "bring back word; proclaim; protest against, renounce," from re- "against" (see re-) + nuntiare "to report, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related: Renounced; renouncing.