Renounce Definition

rĭ-nouns
renounced, renounces, renouncing
verb
renounced, renounces, renouncing
To give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement.
Webster's New World
To give up a right, trust, etc.
Webster's New World
To give up (a pursuit, practice, way of living or feeling, etc.)
Webster's New World
To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
American Heritage
To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something).
Renounce violence.
American Heritage
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noun
(card games) An act of renouncing.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Renounce

Noun

Singular:
renounce
Plural:
renounces

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

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