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 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.
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.
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.
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.
But Emomali Rahmon, the country’s leader since 1992, was on the opposing side in the conflict and has gradually reneged on the deal.
Arnold said in a statement Monday that Landrieu reneged on an agreement to appoint him chairman of the board's powerful finance committee.
The prospect that Washington could renege on the pact, which was signed by the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, the European Union and Iran, has worried some of the U.S. allies that helped negotiate it.
In other words, under this president*, the federal government has adopted the fundamental Trump Organization guiding principle of reneging on your debts.
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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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