Synonyms and Antonyms of renege

  1. 1 to break a promise or agreement my so-called best friend promised to help me move, only to renege come Saturday morning Synonyms back down, back off, back out, cop out, fink out Related Words chicken (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] Phrases go back on Near Antonyms adhere (to), follow through (with); comply (with), fulfill (or fulfil), honor, keep, satisfy

  2. 2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) refused to renege the principles by which she had always lived her life, even if it resulted in losing her business Synonyms abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, abjure, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdrawRelated Words 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, revokeNear Antonyms 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, embraceAntonyms adhere (to)

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