abjure
[ ab-joor, ab-jur ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear’
Synonyms
  • renounce
  • relinquish
  • reject
  • forgo
  • forswear
Antonyms
  • allow
  • emphasize
Definition
solemnly renounce
Example
They disliked his refusal to abjure his current political views.
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