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.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  2. renounce(Verb)

    To give up, resign, surrender.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  3. renounce(Verb)

    To cast off, repudiate.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  4. renounce(Verb)

    To decline further association with someone or something, disown.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  5. renounce(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  6. renounce(Verb)

    To make a renunciation of something.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  7. renounce(Verb)

    To surrender formally some right or trust.

    Etymology: From Latin renuntiare.

  8. renounce(Verb)

    (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. 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.]

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Simone Weil:

    It is because the will has no power to bring about salvation that the idea of secular morality is an absurdity. What is called morality only depends on the will in what is, so to speak, its most muscular aspect. Religion on the contrary corresponds to desire, and it is desire that saves...To long for God and to renounce all the rest, that alone can save.”

  4. 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

  5. Ravina Shamdasani:

    Burundi has been slipping closer to the edge ... we call on leaders on all sides to take concrete steps to renounce the use of violence and to resolve differences peacefully.

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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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