HyperDic: abjure

English > 1 sense of the word abjure:
VERBcommunicationabjure, recant, forswear, retract, resileformally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
English > abjure: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningformally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "She abjured her beliefs"
Synonymsrecant, forswear, retract, resile
Broaderdisown, renounce, repudiateCast off
Spanishabjurar, renunciar, retractarse, retractar
Catalanabjurar, retractar-se, retractar
Nounsabjurationa disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
abjurera person who abjures

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