renegade


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ren·e·gade

 (rĕn′ĭ-gād′)
n.
1. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
2. An outlaw; a rebel.
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a renegade; traitorous.
intr.v. ren·e·gad·ed, ren·e·gad·ing, ren·e·gades
To become a deserter or an outlaw.

[Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegātus, past participle of renegāre, to deny : Latin re-, re- + Latin negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]

renegade

(ˈrɛnɪˌɡeɪd)
n
1.
a. a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor
b. (as modifier): a renegade priest.
2. any outlaw or rebel
[C16: from Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce, from Latin re- + negāre to deny]

ren•e•gade

(ˈrɛn ɪˌgeɪd)

n.
1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
2. an apostate from a religious faith.
adj.
3. of or like a renegade; traitorous.
[1575–85; < Sp renegado < Medieval Latin renegātus, n. use of past participle of renegāre to desert, renege]

renegade

- First referred to a person who abandons one religion for another.
See also related terms for religion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renegade - someone who rebels and becomes an outlawrenegade - someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
2.renegade - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.renegade - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
Verb1.renegade - break with established customs
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
Adj.1.renegade - having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

renegade

noun
1. deserter, rebel, betrayer, dissident, outlaw, runaway, traitor, defector, mutineer, turncoat, apostate, backslider, recreant (archaic) He was a renegade - a traitor.
adjective
1. traitorous, rebel, dissident, outlaw, runaway, rebellious, unfaithful, disloyal, backsliding, mutinous, apostate, recreant (archaic) The renegade policeman supplied details of the murder.

renegade

noun
A person who has defected:
Informal: rat.
verb
To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another:
Slang: rat.
Idioms: change sides, turn one's coat.
Translations

renegade

[ˈrenɪgeɪd]
A. ADJrenegado
B. Nrenegado/a m/f

renegade

[ˈrɛnɪgeɪd] nrenégat(e) m/f

renegade

nRenegat(in) m(f), → Abtrünnige(r) mf
adjabtrünnig

renegade

[ˈrɛnɪˌgeɪd] n (pej) → rinnegato/a
References in classic literature ?
This "scabby one" rowed at the oar as a slave of the Grand Signor's for fourteen years, and when over thirty-four years of age, in resentment at having been struck by a Turk while at the oar, turned renegade and renounced his faith in order to be able to revenge himself; and such was his valour that, without owing his advancement to the base ways and means by which most favourites of the Grand Signor rise to power, he came to be king of Algiers, and afterwards general-on-sea, which is the third place of trust in the realm.
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
To this semicouncil had been invited the Swedish General Armfeldt, Adjutant General Wolzogen, Wintzingerode (whom Napoleon had referred to as a renegade French subject), Michaud, Toll, Count Stein who was not a military man at all, and Pfuel himself, who, as Prince Andrew had heard, was the mainspring of the whole affair.
At times Korak was forced to abandon the broad head and take to the trees above, so close the branches raked the back of the elephant; but at last they came to the edge of the clearing where lay the camp of the renegade Swede, nor even then did they hesitate or halt.
The governor sent me word that my servant should be restored to me upon payment of sixty piastres; and being answered by me that I had not a penny for myself, and therefore could not pay sixty piastres to redeem my servant, he informed me by a renegade Jew, who negotiated the whole affair, that either I must produce the money or receive a hundred blows of the battoon.
What I mean is that at the moment the black sergeant, Usanga, and his renegade German native troops captured me and brought me inland, my death warrant was signed.
For months the renegade Belgian rode with the savage raider.
While such things were not common, still they did occur, and I have seen the proof of them with my own eyes, even to the extent of members of the horde turning renegade and going to live with the Tree People.
who came in hungry at dinner-time; and not in the least like a nobleman turned Corsair out of pure scorn for his race, or like a renegade with a turban and crescent, unless it were in the irritability of his temper.
The pure strain of the blood of this first black man has remained untainted by admixture with other creatures in the race of which I am a member; but from the sixteen-legged worm, the first ape and renegade black man has sprung every other form of animal life upon Barsoom.
The swarm of renegades - dock-masters, berthing-masters, gatemen, and such like - appear to nurse an immense distrust of the captive ship's resignation.
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind