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, 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"

Wiktionary

  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

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.]

How to pronounce renounce?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say renounce in sign language?

  1. renounce

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. William of Baskerville:

    So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    The glory of man is knowledge, but the glory of woman is to renounce knowledge.

  3. Oreste Mori:

    Seriously? I can’t believe it, we cannot renounce our culture and traditions. That would be an unpardonable weakness.

  4. Justice Calo Reign:

    The purpose of #wealth is to #heal and not to #hoard. In your selfishness with your wealth you renounce your claim to it.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of renounce

  1. renouncerenouncerenouncerenouncerenounce

Popularity rank by frequency of use

renounce#10000#42606#100000

Translations for renounce

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for renounce »

Translation

Find a translation for the renounce definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these renounce definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"renounce." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 16 Sep. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/renounce>.

Are we missing a good definition for renounce? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for renounce:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.