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Definition 1: cast off - [verb of communication]

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

  • She renounced her husband
  • The parents repudiated their son

Synonyms for renounce in the sense of this definition

(renounce is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or acknowledge

"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

(... is a kind of renounce ) abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

(... is a kind of renounce ) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

"He retracted his earlier statements about his religion" "She abjured her beliefs"

(... is a kind of renounce ) take back what one has said

"He swallowed his words"

(... is a kind of renounce ) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

"The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

(... is a kind of renounce ) refuse to accept or believe

"He denied his fatal illness"

Definition 2: turn away from; give up - [verb of possession]

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

  • I am foreswearing women forever

Synonyms for renounce in the sense of this definition

(renounce is a kind of ...) give up with the intent of never claiming again

"Abandon your life to God" "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti" "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"

(... is a kind of renounce ) renounce a legal claim or title to

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

  • She vacated the position when she got pregnant
  • The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

Synonyms for renounce in the sense of this definition

(renounce is a kind of ...) give up or retire from a position

"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month" "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

(... is a kind of renounce ) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

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

  • The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

Synonyms for renounce in the sense of this definition

(renounce is a kind of ...) 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"

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