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renege

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of renege

  1. 1 to break a promise or agreement <my so-called best friend promised to help me move, only to renege come Saturday morning> Synonyms back down, back off, back out, cop out, fink out Related Words chicken (out), wimp out; backpedal, backtrack; abjure, abnegate, disavow, forswear (also foreswear), recall, recant, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; beg off, cry off [chiefly British] Phrases go back on Near Antonyms adhere (to), follow through (with); comply (with), fulfill (or fulfil), honor, keep, satisfy

  2. 2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <refused to renege the principles by which she had always lived her life, even if it resulted in losing her business> Synonyms abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, abjure, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdrawRelated 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, revokeNear 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, embraceAntonyms adhere (to)




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