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abjure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abjure

  1. 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> Synonyms abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw Related Words contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revoke Near Antonyms acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embrace Antonyms adhere (to)

  2. 2 to resist the temptation of <a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world> Synonyms forbear, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from)Related Words avoid, eschew, shun; check, constrain, curb, inhibit; deny, refuse, reject, repudiate; buck, combat, fightNear 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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