Synonyms and Antonyms of renounce
1 to give up (as a position of authority) formally in wake of the corruption scandal, the congressman was forced to renounce his seat in the House Synonyms of renounce abnegate, cede, relinquish, abdicate, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderWords Related to renounce abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of renounce appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, confiscate; seize, take over, usurp, wrest; defend, guard, protect, safeguard, secure
2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) after another failed romance he vowed that he was renouncing the world and becoming a monk Synonyms of renounce abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, abjure, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, withdrawWords Related to renounce 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 of renounce 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 of renounce adhere (to)
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