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renounce

[ri-nouns]
verb (used with object), renounced, renouncing.
1.
to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures.
2.
to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim.
3.
to repudiate; disown: to renounce one's son.
verb (used without object), renounced, renouncing.
4.
Cards.
a.
to play a card of a different suit from that led.
b.
to abandon or give up a suit led.
c.
to fail to follow the suit led.
noun
5.
Cards. an act or instance of renouncing.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English renouncen < Middle French renoncer < Latin renūntiāre to bring back word, disclaim, equivalent to re- re- + nūntiāre to announce, derivative of nūntius messenger, news

renounceable, renunciable [ruh-nuhn-see-uh-buhl, -shee-] , adjective
renouncement, noun
renouncer, noun
nonrenouncing, adjective
self-renounced, adjective
self-renouncement, noun
self-renouncing, adjective
unrenounceable, adjective
unrenounced, adjective
unrenouncing, adjective
unrenunciable, adjective

denounce, renounce.


1. forsake, forgo, forswear, leave, quit. See abandon1. 2. resign, abdicate. 3. disclaim, reject, disavow, deny.


1. claim. 3. accept.
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renounce (rɪˈnaʊns)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcement: to renounce a title
2.  (tr) to repudiate: to renounce Christianity
3.  (tr) to give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarily: to renounce smoking
4.  (intr) cards to fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led
 
n
5.  rare a failure to follow suit in a card game
 
[C14: from Old French renoncer, from Latin renuntiāre to disclaim, from re- + nuntiāre to announce, from nuntius messenger]
 
re'nouncement
 
n
 
re'nouncer
 
n

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renounce
c.1380, from O.Fr. renoncer, from L. renuntiare "proclaim, protest against, renounce," from re- "against" + nuntiare "to report, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio).
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