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
Recent Examples of renege from the Web
Tizon’s parents reneged on their promise to pay her for her services.
Dickinson accused Jackson of reneging on a horse bet, calling Jackson a coward and an equivocator.
But now that Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas are poised to finally get significant royalty money, the federal government keeps trying to renege on its promise.
Lennon Murphy) raised quite a stir earlier this week with her claim that Yoko Ono reneged on a tacit agreement to allow Murphy to record and perform using the name.
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Origin and Etymology of renege
Medieval Latin renegare
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
RENEGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of renege for English Language Learners
: to refuse to do something that you promised or agreed to do
RENEGE Defined for Kids
Definition of renege for Students
: to go back on a promise or agreement
Word Root of renege
The Latin word negāre, meaning “to deny” or “to say no,” and its form negātus give us the root neg. Words from the Latin negāre have something to do with saying no. Anything negative, such as a reply to a question, denies something or responds by saying no. To renege is to go back on, or deny, an agreement or promise. Even the last letters of deny, to declare something to be false, come from negāre.
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