Synonyms of renounce in English:

renounce


See definition of renounce

verb

1‘Edward renounced his claim to the French throne’

SYNONYMS
give up, relinquish, abandon, resign, abdicate, surrender, sign away, waive, forgo
disclaim
rare abnegate, demit
ANTONYMS

assert, reassert

2‘Hungary renounced the 1977 agreement on environmental grounds’

SYNONYMS
reject, refuse to abide by, refuse to recognize, repudiate
ANTONYMS

accept, abide by

3‘she had renounced her family’

SYNONYMS
repudiate, deny, discard, reject, give up, forswear, abandon, wash one's hands of, turn one's back on, have nothing more to do with, have done with
disown, cast off, cast aside, disinherit, cut off, throw off, spurn, shun
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

embrace

4‘by renouncing champagne, Eliot felt that he was exercising a measure of self-denial’

SYNONYMS
abstain from, give up, go without, do without, desist from, refrain from, swear off, keep off, eschew, reject, cease to indulge in
informal quit, leave off, pack in, kick, lay off
ANTONYMS

turn to


Phrases

    renounce the world


    SYNONYMS

    become a recluse, become a hermit, turn one's back on society, retreat, withdraw, cloister oneself, hide oneself away, shut oneself away, shut oneself off, cut oneself off