Renounce meaning

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To give up, relinquish, or reject something.
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To cast off or disown; refuse further association with; repudiate.

To renounce a son.

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To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
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To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement.
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To give up (a pursuit, practice, way of living or feeling, etc.)
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To give up a right, trust, etc.
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To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one’s duty to serve).
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(card games) An act of renouncing.
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To give up, resign, surrender.

To renounce a title to land or to a throne.

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To cast off, repudiate.
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To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
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To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
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(intransitive) To make a renunciation of something.
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(intransitive) To surrender formally some right or trust.
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(intransitive, card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
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Renounce is defined as to give up a claim, belief, a practice or to refuse further association with someone.

An example of renounce is to publicly give up a claim to a piece of property.

An example of renounce is to disown a son.

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Origin of renounce

  • Middle English renouncen from Old French renoncer from Latin renūntiāre to report re- re- nūntiāre to announce (from nūntius messenger neu- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Latin renuntiare.

    From Wiktionary