Abjure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əbˈdʒʊr|  American pronunciation of the word abjure
Brit.  |əbˈdʒʊə|  British pronunciation of the word abjure


- formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure(syn: forswear, recant, resile, retract)

She abjured her beliefs


...abjured some long-held beliefs when she converted to another religion...

...a strict religious sect that abjures the luxuries, comforts, and conveniences of the modern world...

He abjured the Protestant faith.

I must die rather than abjure a single article of my creed.

She abjured her beliefs

Word forms

I/you/we/they: abjure
he/she/it: abjures
present participle: abjuring
past tense: abjured
past participle: abjured
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