Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb renounce

4 senses of renounce

Sense 1
abdicate, renounce -- (give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee")
       => vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")

Sense 2
vacate, resign, renounce, give up -- (leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 3
foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish -- (turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever")
       => abandon, give up -- (give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead")

Sense 4
disown, renounce, repudiate -- (cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son")
       => reject -- (refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper")

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