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.
Origin of renounce
SYNONYMS FOR renounce
Can be confuseddenounce 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