renounce [ ri-nouns ]
Main Entry: renounce
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, reject
Synonyms: abdicate, abjure, abnegate, abstain from, apostacize, arrogate, cast off, decline, defect, demit, deny, desert, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, divorce oneself from, drop out, dump*, eschew, forgo, forsake, forswear, give up, leave flat, leave off, opt out, quit, rat, recant, relinquish, repudiate, resign, sell out, spurn, swear off, take the pledge, tergiversate, tergiverse, throw off, throw over, toss over, turn, waive, walk out on, wash hands of
Antonyms: allow, approve, condone
Main Entry: abandon
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: leave in troubled state
Synonyms: back out, desert, disown, forsake, jilt, leave, leave behind, quit, reject, renounce, throw over, walk out on
Antonyms: adopt, assert, favor, uphold
Main Entry: abdicate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up a right, position, or power
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abnegate, bag it, bail out, cede, demit, drop, forgo, give up, leave, leave high and dry, leave holding the bag, leave in the lurch, opt out, quit, quitclaim, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, sell out, step down, surrender, vacate, waive, withdraw, yield
Antonyms: assert, assume, challenge, claim, defend, defy, hold, maintain, remain, retain, treasure, usurp
Main Entry: abjure
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give up
Synonyms: abstain from, forswear, recant, renege, renounce, retract, take back, withdraw
Main Entry: abstain
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hold back from doing
Synonyms: abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, constrain, curb, decline, deny oneself, do without, eschew, evade, fast, fence-sit, forbear, forgo, give the go by, give up, go on the wagon, keep from, pass, pass up, quit, refrain, refuse, renounce, shun, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, sit out, spurn, starve, stop, take the cure, take the pledge, withhold
Antonyms: indulge, use
Main Entry: break with
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: part ways
Synonyms: ditch, drop, jilt, reject, renounce, separate
Main Entry: cede
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, surrender
Synonyms: abalienate, abdicate, accord, alien, alienate, allow, capitulate, come across with, communicate, concede, convey, deed, drop, fold*, fork over, give in*, give up, grant, hand over*, leave, make over, part with, relinquish, remise, renounce, resign, sign over, throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, transfer, vouchsafe, waive, yield
Antonyms: defend, fight, gain, guard, take over, win
Main Entry: chuck
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: throw aside, throw away, throw out
Synonyms: abandon, can, cast, desert, discard, ditch, eighty-six, eject, fire, fling, flip, forsake, give the heave ho, heave, hurl, jettison, junk, launch, pitch, quit, reject, relinquish, renounce, scrap, shed, shy, sling, slough, toss
Antonyms: keep
Main Entry: cop out
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: abandon, quit
Synonyms: back down, back off, back out, backpedal, desert, dodge, excuse, give the slip, have alibi, rationalize, renege, renounce, revoke, skip, use pretext, welsh, withdraw
Antonyms: be ready, face, ready, take on
Main Entry: cut off
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: prevent; interrupt
Synonyms: block, break in, bring to end, catch, close off, disconnect, discontinue, halt, insulate, intercept, intersect, intervene, intrude, isolate, obstruct, renounce, segregate, separate, sequester, suspend
Antonyms: allow, encourage, permit
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