Renounce - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈnaʊns|  American pronunciation of the word renounce
Brit.  |rɪˈnaʊns|  British pronunciation of the word renounce


- give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations (syn: abdicate)
- leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily (syn: give up, resign, vacate)
- turn away from; give up (syn: quit, relinquish)
- cast off (syn: disown, repudiate)
She renounced her husband

Extra examples

Many of his former supporters have renounced him.

He renounced his old way of life.

Edward renounced his claim to the French throne.

She renounced her citizenship.

These groups must renounce violence if there is to be progress towards peace.

Young people renounced capitalism in favour of peace and love.

She renounced her husband

Word forms

I/you/we/they: renounce
he/she/it: renounces
present participle: renouncing
past tense: renounced
past participle: renounced
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