abjure


abjure

verb

Definition of ABJURE

1
to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <abjured some long-held beliefs when she converted to another religion>
Antonyms adhere (to)
2
to resist the temptation of <a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world>
Synonyms abjure, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from)
Near Antonyms acquiesce (to), capitulate, concede (to), knuckle under (to)
Antonyms bow (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

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