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Definition of "renounce" []

  • To give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement. See Synonyms at relinquish. (verb-transitive)
  • To reject; disown. (verb-transitive)
  • Games To revoke in cards. (verb-intransitive)
  • Games A revoke in cards. (noun)
  • To give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcement (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To repudiate (verb)
  • To give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarily (verb)
  • To fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led (verb)
  • A failure to follow suit in a card game (noun)

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Use "renounce" in a sentence
  • "We were contemptible to attend to which Edgar Scott, a partial of of unequivocally prolonged standing, has motionless to renounce from a Society, given he feels which he can no longer have a prolonged expostulate home after cooking meetings."
  • "What I renounce is relying on the proclamation of one language user (e.g.,"
  • "And since it has been determined that love is service, and since to renounce is to serve, then Jees Uck, who was merely a woman of a swart-skinned breed, loved with a great love."