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renege

verb re·nege \ri-ˈneg also -ˈnāg, -ˈnig; rē-\

: to refuse to do something that you promised or agreed to do

re·negedre·neg·ing

Full Definition of RENEGE

transitive verb
:  deny, renounce
intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  to make a denial
2
:  revoke
3
:  to go back on a promise or commitment
re·neg·er noun

Examples of RENEGE

  1. They had promised to pay her tuition but later reneged.
  2. <my so-called best friend promised to help me move, only to renege come Saturday morning>

Origin of RENEGE

Medieval Latin renegare
First Known Use: 1548

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