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v. re·nounced, re·nounc·ing, re·nounc·es
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).
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renouncement - an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
resignation - the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
relinquishing, relinquishment - a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.


[rɪˈnaʊnsmənt] Nrenuncia f
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