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
Antonyms for renounce
Related Words for renouncementrejection, exclusion, veto, reversal, defiance, ban, noncompliance, repudiation, disavowal, disapproval, rebuttal, retraction, repulse, proscription, dissent, disfavor, pass, option, no, interdiction
Examples from the Web for renouncement
Historical Examples of renouncement
She showed him her renouncement of Rosser, and sent it forth to post.Love's Usuries
An allusion, presumably, to the renouncement of wine made by Bbur and some of his followers in 933 AH.
This line shews that Bburs renouncement was of wine only; he continued to eat confections (majn).
Of course the sacrifice is partially a communion; but it is also, and no less essentially, a gift and an act of renouncement.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
The first is the renouncement of riches and worldly honors; the second is the renouncement of profane desires.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam