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Definition 1: the mistake of not following suit when able to do so - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for renege in the sense of this definition

(renege is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(... is part of renege) a game played with playing cards

Definition 2: fail to fulfill a promise or obligation - [verb of communication]

Samples where renege or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She backed out of her promise

Synonyms for renege in the sense of this definition

(renege is a kind of ...) cancel officially

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

(renege implies ...) make a promise or commitment

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