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Dictionary definition for: Renounce

1. (v) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

2. (v) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

3. (v) turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

4. (v) cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

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