renounce

Part of speech: verb

To refuse to acknowledge longer; forswear; abandon.

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Usage examples "renounce":

  1. When Sir Horace found out that he was being deceived he was compelled to renounce her. - "The Hampstead Mystery", John R. Watson.
  2. " I renounce you from a sense of duty, Vips," she assures the young gentleman, gently passing her delicate forefinger over his smooth brown cheek, whereupon Vips flushes up and exclaims,- " If you won't have me, at least promise me that I shall be best man at your wedding!" - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  3. It is necessary, Sire, to renounce that system of conquest and power which occasioned the misfortunes of France, and of yourself." - "Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I", Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon.