1 give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee" [syn: abdicate]
2 leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds" [syn: vacate, resign, give up]
4 cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son" [syn: repudiate]
EtymologyFrom Latin renuntiare.
- An act of renouncing.
- To give up, resign, surrender.
- To cast off, repudiate.
- To decline further association with someone or something.
- To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
- To make a renunciation of something.
- To surrender formally some right or trust.
- (cards) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
- Dutch: opgeven
- Norwegian: forsake, oppgi
decline association with
- Norwegian: avsverge, fornekte
abandon, forsake an action
- Norwegian: gi avkall, renonsere
surrender a right or trust
- Norwegian: frasi, gi avkall, renonsere
fail to follow suit
- Dutch: verzaken
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