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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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Anyone who renounces their American nationality will not be allowed to enter their former homeland, as was the case with entrepreneur Roger Ver, who was denied several non-immigrant visas to the US after he renounced his American citizenship last year because he didn't want to pay taxes.
Bahrainis who renounce their nationality will also lose their passports by royal decree and upon an approval presentation made by the Interior Minister.
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.
HRH the Premier called on all patriotic voices advocating right and justice to condemn and renounce the campaign of terror which seeks to draw Bahrain in the infernal cycle of violence.
Clinton said that the United States supports reconciliation but insisted the Taliban must renounce violence and sever its alleged links to al-Qaida.
They signed a separation agreement in which they both agreed to renounce and waive any claim that they had on each other's estates.
Bulgaria's government is not going to compile a list of private companies that refused to renounce 10% of the sums owed to them by the state.
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Should they do so, as in the case of Peter Phillips (son of Princess Anne) they must renounce their place in line to the throne - or their partner must renounce their religion.
A NORTH East MEP has been told he cannot renounce his EU citizenship.