Renege Definition

rĭ-nĕg, -nĭg
reneged, reneges, reneging
verb
reneged, reneges, reneging
To fail to carry out a promise or commitment.
Reneged on the contract at the last minute.
American Heritage
To back out of an agreement; go back on a promise.
Webster's New World
To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; revoke.
Webster's New World
To deny; renounce.
Webster's New World
noun
reneges
The act or an instance of reneging; revoke.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Renege

  • From Latin renego, from nego (“deny"). Possibly influenced by renegotiate. See also renegade.

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin renegāre to deny renegade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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