- IPA: /ɹɪˈnaʊns/
renounce (plural renounces)
- (card games) An act of renouncing.
renounce (renounces, present participle renouncing; past and past participle renounced)
- (transitive) To give up, resign, surrender, atsake.
- to renounce a title to land or to a throne
- (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.
- (transitive) To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
- (transitive) To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
- (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.
- (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.
- (intransitive, card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
- Russian: сдава́ться
- Russian: отрека́ться
- Russian: отступа́ться
- Russian: отка́зываться