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renounce

verb abandon, abdicate, abhor, abjure, banish, break with, cast aside, cast off, cease, demit, deny, deprive oneself, desert, desist from, detest, disagree, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discountenance, disdain, dismiss, disown, dissent, divorce oneself from, drop, eliminate, exclude, forbid, forgo, forsake, forswear, give away, give up, give up claim to, go without, interdict, lay aside, leave, let go, oppose, ostracize, part with, proscribe, protest, quit, rebuff, recant, refuse, reject, relinquish, renege, repel, repulse, resign, rid oneself of, scorn, spurn, surrender, swear off, take exception to, turn from, waive
Associated concepts: renounce a will
Foreign phrases: Cuilibet licet juri pro se introducto reeunciare.Anyone may renounce the benefit of a legal right that exists only for his protection.
See also: abandon, abrogate, annul, cede, decline, defect, demit, deny, disaffirm, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, discontinue, disdain, disinherit, disown, eliminate, exclude, forbear, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave, negate, overrule, quit, rebel, rebuff, recant, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, repel, repudiate, rescind, resign, revoke, set aside, spurn, submit, surrender, tergiversate, waive, yield

TO RENOUNCE. To give up a right; for example, an executor may renounce the right of administering the estate of the testator; a widow the right to administer to her intestate husband's estate.
     2. There are some rights which a person cannot renounce; as, for example, to plead the act of limitation. Before a person can become a citizen of the United States he must renounce all titles of nobility. Vide Naturalization; To Repudiate.

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Apart from paying taxes, many countries including the US and Gulf States don't allow double nationality, and in such a case it is "easier" to renounce the American rather the gulf nationality, Rossi added.
Bahrainis who renounce their nationality will also lose their passports by royal decree and upon an approval presentation made by the Interior Minister.
He added " I told Sistani greetings of President of Turkey and the Prime Minister as well as the greetings of 75 million Turkish and we intend to work with Iraq for the unity of the region and the renunciation of violence and extremism, he has called all politicians in the region to work on the unit , renounce violence and extremism for the safety of the security people in the region .
The twenty-two year old suspect, whose name is being withheld, however disclosed that it would be extremely difficult for any member of the sect to renounce his membership and surrender if government does not guarantee them security.
First of all you have to stabilise the situation to create a security envelope in which civil governments can operate and then reach out to those parts of the insurgency which renounce violence, sit down and engage in the political process, and we're at that stage now.
He slammed the drive to instigate and justify violence and refuse to renounce such heinous acts as fuelling the terror and criminal mindset, thus contravening democracy and reform demands.
Apart from the civil sector and the businessmen, the opposition, too, proposed that the Government should renounce the excise and compensate for the shortage of money in the budget by giving up commercials.
Refugees, dissenters and deserters who renounce violence should be protected, and we urge the Lebanese government to continue to work closely with the international community to address the humanitarian needs of those who have fled to Lebanon from the ongoing violence in Syria," said an embassy statement.
Sattar said: "I have decided to renounce the insurgency after realising that Pakistan is destroying schools through us.
The UK did not renounce its independent foreign and defence policies when it signed the Lisbon Treaty, any more than when it signed the North Atlantic Treaty sixty years earlier and became a member of NATO.
The UN says it would help the residents of Camp Ashraf find new homes outside Iraq, but each must first renounce violence--and no resident has been willing to do that.
Clinton said that the United States supports reconciliation but insisted the Taliban must renounce violence and sever its alleged links to al-Qaida.