• IPA: /ɹɪˈnaʊns/

renounce (plural renounces)

  1. (card games) An act of renouncing.
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renounce (renounces, present participle renouncing; past and past participle renounced)

  1. (transitive) To give up, resign, surrender, atsake.
    to renounce a title to land or to a throne
  2. (transitive) To cast off, repudiate.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene vi]:
      This world I do renounce, and in your sights / Shake patiently my great affliction off.
  3. (transitive) To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
  4. (transitive) To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
  5. (intransitive) To make a renunciation of something.
    • He of my sons who fails to make it good, / By one rebellious act renounces to my blood.
  6. (intransitive) To surrender formally some right or trust.
    • Dryden died without a will, and his widow having renounced, his son Charles administered on June 10.
  7. (intransitive, card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Russian: сдава́ться
  • Russian: отрека́ться
  • Russian: отступа́ться
  • Russian: отка́зываться

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