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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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ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended Rehman Malik's Senate membership after his failure to prove that he has renounced his UK nationality.
Nearly 185 rebels have renounced the insurgency since the beginning of the peace process in Farah.
IN his column on May 10, Rob Davies claimed that the UK Government had renounced the right to control its own foreign and defence policies when it signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.
Some of the Ashraf residents who have first left the camp and were living on their own have renounced violence and achieved refugee status, Mahecic said.
We have made it clear that reconciliation cannot succeed unless those insurgents who had been fighting the Afghan government for the last several years recognized the importance of renouncing violence if they wished to enter into the political system, renounced al-Qaida which remained the center of a syndicate of world-wide terrorist activities and agreed to abide by the Afghan constitution and laws,'' she said.
The Israeli President Shimon Peres announced that Israel would lift the siege imposed on Gaza if Hamas released its captured soldier Jilad Shalit and renounced terrorism.