Synonyms for (verb) renounce

Synonyms: disown, renounce, repudiate

Definition: cast off

Usage: She renounced her husband; The parents repudiated their son

Similar words: reject

Definition: refuse to accept or acknowledge

Usage: I reject the idea of starting a war; The journal rejected the student's paper


Synonyms: foreswear, relinquish, renounce, quit

Definition: turn away from; give up

Usage: I am foreswearing women forever

Similar words: give up, abandon

Definition: give up with the intent of never claiming again

Usage: Abandon your life to God; She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti; We gave the drowning victim up for dead


Synonyms: give up, resign, renounce, vacate

Definition: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Usage: She vacated the position when she got pregnant; The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds

Similar words: resign, quit, leave office, step down

Definition: give up or retire from a position

Usage: The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month; The chairman resigned over the financial scandal


Synonyms: renounce, abdicate

Definition: give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

Usage: The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

Similar words: give up, resign, renounce, vacate

Definition: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

Usage: She vacated the position when she got pregnant; The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds