Definition of renounce
- renounce his errors
- renounce the authority of the church
Many of his former supporters have renounced him.
He renounced his old way of life.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to say especially in a formal or official way that you will no longer have or accept (something) : to formally give up (something)
: to say in a formal or definite way that you refuse to follow, obey, or support (someone or something) any longer
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