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1renegade

noun ren·e·gade \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\

: a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it

: someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled

Full Definition of RENEGADE

1
:  a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
2
:  an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior
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Examples of RENEGADE

  1. renegades from the Republican Party
  2. stories about pirates and renegades on the high seas

Origin of RENEGADE

Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, from past participle of renegare to deny, from Latin re- + negare to deny — more at negate
First Known Use: 1583

2renegade

verb
renegad·edrenegad·ing

Definition of RENEGADE

intransitive verb
:  to become a renegade

First Known Use of RENEGADE

circa 1611

3renegade

adjective

Definition of RENEGADE

1
:  having deserted a faith, cause, or religion for a hostile one
2
:  having rejected tradition :  unconventional

First Known Use of RENEGADE

1705
RENEGADED Defined for Kids

renegade

noun ren·e·gade \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\

Definition of RENEGADE for Kids

1
:  a person who deserts a faith, cause, or party
2
:  a person who does not obey rules <“They were renegades who thought they had permission to steal from the rich …” — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>

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