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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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Around her, there are the saints and the sinners, the wise and the foolish, the brave and the cowardly, the quislings and the martyrs, the sane and the blessed, the greedy and those who have renounced the world, those who follow the conqueror's army to profit from the spoils, like Mother Courage, and those who abandon society to live the life of a recluse.
Failing in business and family life, he renounced the world and became an itinerant ascetic.
They were: the sight of sick man, a man bent with age, a dead man and a begging ascetic who had renounced the world to seek Enlightenment.