HyperDic: renounce

English > 4 senses of the word renounce:
VERBsocialrenounce, abdicategive up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
socialrenounce, vacate, resign, give upleave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
possessionrenounce, foreswear, quit, relinquishturn away from
communicationrenounce, disown, repudiatecast off
renounce > pronunciation
Soundsrihnaw'ns
Rhymesannounce ... trounce: 10 rhymes with awns...
English > renounce: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymabdicate
Broadervacate, resign, renounce, give upLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
Spanishabdicar, renegar, renunciar, resignar
Catalanabdicar, renegar, renunciar a, renunciar
Nounsrenunciationthe act of renouncing / renouncing
renunciation, renouncementan act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
English > renounce: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningLeave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsvacate, resign, give up
Narrowerabdicate, renounceGive up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Broaderleave office, quit, step down, resignGive up or retire from a position
Spanishdimitir, renegar, renunciar, resignar
Catalandimitir, renegar, renunciar
English > renounce: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningturn away from; give up.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsforeswear, quit, relinquish
Narrowerdisclaimrenounce a legal claim or title to
Broaderabandon, give upGive up with the intent of never / never claiming again
Spanishdespedirse, relinquir, renunciar
Adjectivesrenunciantused especially of behavior
Nounsrenunciationan act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
English > renounce: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningCast off.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She renounced her husband"
Synonymsdisown, repudiate
Narrowerabjure, recant, forswear, retract, resileformally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
apostatize, apostatise, tergiversateabandon one's beliefs or allegiances
denyrefuse / refuse to accept or believe
refute, rebutoverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
swallow, take back, unsay, withdrawtake back what one has said
Broaderrejectrefuse to accept or acknowledge
Spanishabandonar, renegar, renunciar, repudiar
Catalanrenegar, renunciar, repudiar
Nounsrenouncementan act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
renunciationrejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

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