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 ?
Besides all, he had an overseer,--great, tall, slab-sided, two-fisted renegade son of Vermont--(begging your pardon),--who had gone through a regular apprenticeship in hardness and brutality and taken his degree to be admitted to practice.
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.
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.
If you will interpret the word INTOLERANCE as FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeanie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam foedari that you admire in republican tenets,--you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath.
Their following consisted of a hundred or more renegade Arabs and Negro slaves--a fierce, relentless band of cut-throats.
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.
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.
But that renegade, with a new Mannlicher rifle and two hundred cartridges, is elsewhere, shooting musk-deer for the market, and Yankling Sahib will learn next season how very ill he has been.
For this and only this he had bought the traitor and butchered the hero, for this he had long questioned and cross-questioned the false Chamberlain, until he had come to the conclusion that, touching his ignorance, the renegade really told the truth.
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.
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.
For months the renegade Belgian rode with the savage raider.