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v. re·neged, re·neg·ing, re·neges
1. To fail to carry out a promise or commitment: reneged on the contract at the last minute.
2. Games To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
To renounce; disown.
The act of reneging.
[Medieval Latin renegāre, to deny; see renegade.]
renege(rɪˈniːɡ; -ˈneɪɡ) or
(often foll by: on) to go back (on one's promise, etc)
(Card Games) cards other words for revoke
[C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade]
reˈneger, reˈneguer n
re•nege(rɪˈnɪg, -ˈnɛg, -ˈnig)
v. -neged, -neg•ing. v.i.
1. to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
2. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit.v.t.
3. Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
[1540–50; earlier renegue < Medieval Latin renegāre= Latin re- re- + negāre to deny (compare negative)]
Past participle: reneged
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|Noun||1.||renege - the mistake of not following suit when able to do so|
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
|Verb||1.||renege - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"|
to renege on sth [+ promise, agreement, deal] → revenir sur qch