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abjure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abjure

  1. 1 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) abjured some long-held beliefs when she converted to another religion Synonyms of abjure abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw Words Related to abjure contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revoke Near Antonyms of abjure acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embrace Antonyms of abjure adhere (to)

  2. 2 to resist the temptation of a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world Synonyms of abjure forbear, abstain (from), forgo (also forego), keep (from), refrain (from), withhold (from)Words Related to abjure avoid, eschew, shun; check, constrain, curb, inhibit; deny, refuse, reject, repudiate; buck, combat, fightNear Antonyms of abjure acquiesce (to), capitulate, concede (to), knuckle under (to)Antonyms of abjure bow (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

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