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Verb: renounce  ri'nawn(t)s
  1. Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    "The King renounced when he married a divorcee";
    - abdicate
     
  2. Leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    "She renounced the position when she got pregnant";
    - vacate, resign, give up
     
  3. Turn away from; give up
    "I am renouncing women forever";
    - foreswear, quit, relinquish
     
  4. Cast off
    "She renounced her husband";
    - disown, repudiate

Derived forms: renouncing, renounced, renounces

Type of: abandon, give up, leave office, quit, reject, resign, step down

Encyclopedia: Renounce