renounce


renounce

verb

Definition of RENOUNCE

1
to give up (as a position of authority) formally <in wake of the corruption scandal, the congressman was forced to renounce his seat in the House>
2
to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <after another failed romance he vowed that he was renouncing the world and becoming a monk>
Antonyms adhere (to)

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