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 abnegate, cede, relinquish, abdicate, resign, step aside (from), step down (from), surrenderRelated Words abjure, demit, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, waive; forsake, give up, hand over, yield; abandon, desert, quit, vacateNear Antonyms 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 abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, abjure, 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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