Examples of renege in a Sentence
They had promised to pay her tuition but later reneged.
my so-called best friend promised to help me move, only to renege come Saturday morning
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The move, which reneges on a $50 million pledge, is supported by administrators who say that the money is needed to balance the budget and that other federal Hardest Hit demolition funds are available.
Allies may be less willing to join U.S. bargaining efforts, concerned they might be left to uphold deals after the United States reneges on its part of the commitment.
But Emomali Rahmon, the country’s leader since 1992, was on the opposing side in the conflict and has gradually reneged on the deal.
The prospect of Washington reneging on the agreement has worried some U.S. partners that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development.
The Kremlin, for its part, accuses the U.S. of reneging on a promise made after the Soviet Union collapsed not to expand all the way to Russia’s borders.
After announcing in September his plans to hop on the independent circuit in 2018 once his deal with Atlantic Records was up, Gucci Mane has reneged on his ambitious goals and will stay put at his home label.
The two men fell out over a dispute related to the ownership of Tianjin Huatai, an investment holding company, with Guo claiming Qu had reneged on an agreement to hand over control of the company.
To the shock and horror of the fiscally abstemious, Trump bragged about his willingness not just to take on large amounts of debt to help build his fortune but also to renege on paying it back in full.
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Origin and Etymology of renege
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
Synonymsback down, back off, back out, cop out, fink out, go back on
Related Wordschicken (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]
Near Antonymsadhere (to), follow through (with); comply (with), fulfill (or fulfil), honor, keep, satisfy
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