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abjure

verb

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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

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2 to resist the temptation of
  • a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world

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abjure, renounce, forswear, recant, retract mean to withdraw one's word or professed belief. abjure implies a firm and final rejecting or abandoning often made under oath. abjured the errors of his former faith renounce may carry the meaning of disclaim or disown. renounced abstract art and turned to portrait painting forswear may add an implication of perjury or betrayal. I cannot forswear my principles recant stresses the withdrawing or denying of something professed or taught. if they recant they will be spared retract applies to the withdrawing of a promise, an offer, or an accusation. the newspaper had to retract the story

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“Abjure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abjure. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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