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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 ?
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
He had three thousand of them, and after his death they were divided, as he directed by his will, between the Grand Signor (who is heir of all who die and shares with the children of the deceased) and his renegades.
Oh, I have been base, cowardly, I tell you; I have abjured my affections, and like all renegades I am of evil omen to those who surround me
The swarm of renegades - dock-masters, berthing-masters, gatemen, and such like - appear to nurse an immense distrust of the captive ship's resignation.
This was the second step in a downward course, all owing to a young woman's being out of harmony with her circumstances, yearning after renegades and bulbuls, and being subject to claims from a veterinary surgeon fond of mince-pies.
The missions had often a beneficial effect on the simple sons of the forest, but had little power over the renegades from civilization.
Like the refugees and renegades who slunk away in the salt marshes of the Adriatic and builded the palaces of powerful Venice on her deep-sunk piles, so these wretched hunted blacks builded power until they became masters of the mainland, controlling traffic and trade- routes, compelling the bushmen for ever after to remain in the bush and never to dare attempt the salt-water.
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.
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.