Definitions for renouncerɪˈnaʊns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•nouncerɪˈnaʊns(v.; n.)-nounced, -nounc•ing

  1. (v.t.)to give up or put aside.

  2. to repudiate; disown.

  3. (v.i.)to fail to follow the suit led in cards.

    Category: Games

  4. (n.)failure to follow in the suit led in cards.

    Category: Games

Origin of renounce:

1325–75; ME < MF renoncer < L renūntiāre to bring back word, disclaim =re-re - +nūntiāre to announce, der. of nūntius messenger, news


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdicate, renounce(verb)

    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

    "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

  2. vacate, resign, renounce, give up(verb)

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

  3. foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish(verb)

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

  4. disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)

    cast off

    "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. renounce(verb)ɪˈnaʊns

    to give up or reject

    rumors that the prince will renounce the throne; She renounced her faith.


  1. renounce(Noun)

    An act of renouncing.

  2. renounce(Verb)

    To give up, resign, surrender.

  3. renounce(Verb)

    To cast off, repudiate.

  4. renounce(Verb)

    To decline further association with someone or something, disown.

  5. renounce(Verb)

    To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.

  6. renounce(Verb)

    To make a renunciation of something.

  7. renounce(Verb)

    To surrender formally some right or trust.

  8. renounce(Verb)

    (cards) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.

  9. Origin: From Latin renuntiare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renounce(verb)

    to declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne

  2. Renounce(verb)

    to cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear

  3. Renounce(verb)

    to disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit

  4. Renounce(verb)

    to make renunciation

  5. Renounce(verb)

    to decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters

  6. Renounce(noun)

    act of renouncing

Translations for renounce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give up (a title, claim, intention etc) especially formally or publicly

He renounced his claim to the throne.

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