What does renounce mean?

Definitions for renounce
rɪˈnaʊnsre·nounce

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word renounce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdicate, renounceverb

    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 upverb

    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, relinquishverb

    turn away from; give up

    "I am foreswearing women forever"

  4. disown, renounce, repudiateverb

    cast off

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

Wiktionary

  1. renouncenoun

    An act of renouncing.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  2. renounceverb

    To give up, resign, surrender.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  3. renounceverb

    To cast off, repudiate.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  4. renounceverb

    To decline further association with someone or something, disown.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  5. renounceverb

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

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  6. renounceverb

    To make a renunciation of something.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  7. renounceverb

    To surrender formally some right or trust.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  8. renounceverb

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

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renounceverb

    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. Renounceverb

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

  3. Renounceverb

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

  4. Renounceverb

    to make renunciation

  5. Renounceverb

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

  6. Renouncenoun

    act of renouncing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renounce

    rē-nowns′, v.t. to disclaim: to disown: to reject publicly and finally: to forsake.—v.i. to fail to follow suit at cards.—n. a failure to follow suit at cards.—ns. Renounce′ment, act of renouncing, disclaiming, or rejecting; Renoun′cer. [O. Fr.,—L. renuntiārere-, away, nuntiāre, -ātum, to announce—nuntius, a messenger.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of renounce in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    We need to renounce the conspiracy theorists and the truth deniers. The ones who know better and the ones who are just plain nuts, we need to give our supporters facts that will help them put all those fantasies to rest.

  2. James Madison:

    What can be more reasonable than that when crowds of them [immigrants] come here, they should be forced to renounce everything contrary to the spirit of the Constitution[?]

  3. Nicholas II of Russia:

    In the days of the great struggle against the foreign enemies, who for nearly three years have tried to enslave our fatherland, the Lord God has been pleased to send down on Russia a new heavy trial. Internal popular disturbances threaten to have a disastrous effect on the future conduct of this persistent war. The destiny of Russia, the honor of our heroic army, the welfare of the people and the whole future of our dear fatherland demand that the war should be brought to a victorious conclusion whatever the cost. The cruel enemy is making his last efforts, and already the hour approaches when our glorious army together with our gallant allies will crush him. In these decisive days in the life of Russia, We thought it Our duty of conscience to facilitate for Our people the closest union possible and a consolidation of all national forces for the speedy attainment of victory. In agreement with the Imperial Duma We have thought it well to renounce the Throne of the Russian Empire and to

  4. Frederick Douglass 1817-1895:

    If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground.

  5. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    Kiss the hand of him who can renounce what he has publicly taught, when convicted of his error and who, with heartfelt joy, embraces the truth, though with the sacrifice of favorite opinions.

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  • تنازلArabic
  • vzdát seCzech
  • malkonfesiEsperanto
  • renunciaSpanish
  • lahti ütlemaEstonian
  • رد کنPersian
  • antaa periksi, mitätöidä, luovuttaa, luopua, hylätä, sakata, kieltääFinnish
  • àicheidhScottish Gaelic
  • verzaken, opgevenDutch
  • gi avkall, renonsere, forsake, avsverge, frasi, oppgi, fornekteNorwegian
  • renunța, lepăda, abandonaRomanian
  • отвергнуть, отступиться, сдаваться, отрекаться, отступаться, сдаться, отказываться, отречься, отказаться, отвергатьRussian
  • odustati, dići ruke, predati se, napustiti, otkazatiSerbo-Croatian
  • رجوع کریںUrdu

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