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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In the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a fierce advocate for lower federal spending, accused his fellow Republicans of reneging on calls to cut spending and forced a separate vote on the waiver.
Hastert remains embroiled in a lawsuit by one of his accusers, who claims the ex-politician reneged on a promise to pay him $3.5 million.
Each man would soon charge that the other had reneged on his agreement at Appomattox.
Besides the implications for domestic energy policy, this means the U.S. will renege on promises to provide aid to poorer countries for climate measures, and may also cause diplomatic and economic blowback around the world.
The early period also gives programs leverage in that players who have made an oral commitment will sign binding documents, whereas in the past most teams had more players renege or wait until the last moment to solidify a decision.
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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