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re·nounce

 (rĭ-nouns′)
v. re·nounced, re·nounc·ing, re·nounc·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To give up (a title or possession, for example), especially by formal announcement.
b. To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
c. To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something): renounce violence. See Synonyms at relinquish.
2. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
v.intr.
To give up, relinquish, or reject something.

[Middle English renouncen, from Old French renoncer, from Latin renūntiāre, to report : re-, re- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

re·nounce′ment n.
re·nounc′er n.

renounce

(rɪˈnaʊns)
vb
1. (tr) to give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcement: to renounce a title.
2. (tr) to repudiate: to renounce Christianity.
3. (tr) to give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarily: to renounce smoking.
4. (Card Games) (intr) cards to fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led
n
(Card Games) rare a failure to follow suit in a card game
[C14: from Old French renoncer, from Latin renuntiāre to disclaim, from re- + nuntiāre to announce, from nuntius messenger]
reˈnouncement n
reˈnouncer n

re•nounce

(rɪˈnaʊns)

v. -nounced, -nounc•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to give up or put aside.
2. to repudiate; disown.
v.i.
3. to fail to follow the suit led in cards.
n.
4. failure to follow in the suit led in cards.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French renoncer < Latin renūntiāre to bring back word, disclaim =re- re- + nūntiāre to announce, derivative of nūntius messenger, news]
re•nounce′a•ble, re•nun′ci•a•ble (-ˈnʌn si ə bəl, -ʃi ə-) adj.
re•nounce′ment, n.
re•nounc′er, n.

renounce


Past participle: renounced
Gerund: renouncing

Imperative
renounce
renounce
Present
I renounce
you renounce
he/she/it renounces
we renounce
you renounce
they renounce
Preterite
I renounced
you renounced
he/she/it renounced
we renounced
you renounced
they renounced
Present Continuous
I am renouncing
you are renouncing
he/she/it is renouncing
we are renouncing
you are renouncing
they are renouncing
Present Perfect
I have renounced
you have renounced
he/she/it has renounced
we have renounced
you have renounced
they have renounced
Past Continuous
I was renouncing
you were renouncing
he/she/it was renouncing
we were renouncing
you were renouncing
they were renouncing
Past Perfect
I had renounced
you had renounced
he/she/it had renounced
we had renounced
you had renounced
they had renounced
Future
I will renounce
you will renounce
he/she/it will renounce
we will renounce
you will renounce
they will renounce
Future Perfect
I will have renounced
you will have renounced
he/she/it will have renounced
we will have renounced
you will have renounced
they will have renounced
Future Continuous
I will be renouncing
you will be renouncing
he/she/it will be renouncing
we will be renouncing
you will be renouncing
they will be renouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been renouncing
you have been renouncing
he/she/it has been renouncing
we have been renouncing
you have been renouncing
they have been renouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been renouncing
you will have been renouncing
he/she/it will have been renouncing
we will have been renouncing
you will have been renouncing
they will have been renouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been renouncing
you had been renouncing
he/she/it had been renouncing
we had been renouncing
you had been renouncing
they had been renouncing
Conditional
I would renounce
you would renounce
he/she/it would renounce
we would renounce
you would renounce
they would renounce
Past Conditional
I would have renounced
you would have renounced
he/she/it would have renounced
we would have renounced
you would have renounced
they would have renounced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.renounce - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
resign, vacate, renounce, give up - leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
2.renounce - leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
abdicate, renounce - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
leave office, step down, quit, resign - give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
3.renounce - turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
disclaim - renounce a legal claim or title to
abandon, give up - give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
4.renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
apostatise, apostatize, tergiversate - abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
abjure, forswear, recant, retract, resile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back - take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
rebut, refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
deny - refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"

renounce

verb
2. disclaim, deny, decline, give up, resign, relinquish, waive, renege, forgo, abdicate, abjure, abnegate He renounced his claim to the throne.
disclaim claim, maintain, assert, reassert, avow

renounce

verb
1. To give up a possession, claim, or right:
2. To refuse to recognize or acknowledge:
Translations
يَتَخَلّى عن، يَتَنازَليَنْقَطِع
odříci sivzdát se
afsværgefrasige siggive afkald på
afneitafalla frá; afsala sér
atsižadėjimas
atteikties
forsakefrasigi avkalloppgirenonsere

renounce

[rɪˈnaʊns]
A. VT [+ right, inheritance, offer etc] → renunciar; [+ plan, post, the world etc] → renunciar a
B. VI (Cards) → renunciar

renounce

[rɪˈnaʊns] vt
(= give up) [+ violence, terrorism] → renoncer à; [+ claim, right, title] → renoncer à
We have renounced the use of force to settle our disputes → Nous avons renoncé à utiliser la force pour régler nos différends.
(= disown) → renier

renounce

vt title, right, violenceverzichten auf (+acc), → aufgeben; terrorism, religion, devil, faithabschwören (+dat); (Rel) worldentsagen (+dat); opinions, cause, treatyleugnen, abschwören (+dat); friendverleugnen; to renounce the throneauf den Thron verzichten
vi (Cards) → renoncieren

renounce

[rɪˈnaʊns] vt (right, claim, title) → rinunciare a; (violence, terrorism) → abbandonare
to renounce one's faith → abiurare la fede

renounce

(riˈnauns) verb
1. to give up (a title, claim, intention etc) especially formally or publicly. He renounced his claim to the throne.
2. to say especially formally or publicly that one will no longer have anything to do with (something). I have renounced alcohol.
renunciation (rinansiˈeiʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Finally, all princes of the blood should have free choice; join that regiment, get that great title, and renounce the royal grant, or stay out and receive a grant.
Not a human being that ever lived could wish to be loved better than I was loved; and him who thus loved me I absolutely worshipped: and I must renounce love and idol.
This property and France are lost to me," said the nephew, sadly; "I renounce them.
If she were not true to it, might the object she now had in life, which bound her to something devoid of evil, in its passing away from her, leave her more forlorn and more despairing, if that were possible, than she had been upon the river's brink that night; and then might all help, human and Divine, renounce her evermore!
If you were to renounce this patronage and these favours, I suppose you would do so with some faint hope of one day repaying what you have already had.
There was a hot debate upon this, the farrier being of course indisposed to renounce the quality of doctor, but contending that a doctor could be a constable if he liked--the law meant, he needn't be one if he didn't like.
Thrones and imperial Powers, off-spring of heav'n, Ethereal Vertues; or these Titles now Must we renounce, and changing stile be call'd Princes of Hell?
The prime minister led the prince to the king, who was much struck by the noble air of this new adventurer, and felt such pity for the fate so evidently in store for him, that he tried to persuade the young man to renounce his project.
If that be so," said Panza, "I renounce henceforth the government of the promised island, and desire nothing more in payment of my many and faithful services than that your worship give me the receipt of this supreme liquor, for I am persuaded it will be worth more than two reals an ounce anywhere, and I want no more to pass the rest of my life in ease and honour; but it remains to be told if it costs much to make it.
No offices therefore can be dealt out to the existing members but such as may become vacant by ordinary casualties: and to suppose that these would be sufficient to purchase the guardians of the people, selected by the people themselves, is to renounce every rule by which events ought to be calculated, and to substitute an indiscriminate and unbounded jealousy, with which all reasoning must be vain.
I will renounce in your favor my sole means of giving her pleasure.
He was always seen in a maroon-colored coat with gilt buttons, half-tight breeches of poult-de-soie with gold buckles, a white waistcoat without embroidery, and a tight cravat showing no shirt-collar,--a last vestige of the old French costume which he did not renounce, perhaps, because it enabled him to show a neck like that of the sleekest abbe.