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Definition of Renounce


  1. To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne.
  2. To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.
  3. To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.
  4. To make renunciation.
  5. To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters.
  6. Act of renouncing.

Renounce Quotations

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
Alexis Carrel

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
George Gurdjieff

Sertorius was far from being strong enough to renew the gigantic enterprise of Hannibal. He was lost if he left Spain, where all his successes were bound up with the peculiarities of the country and the people; and even there, he was more and more compelled to renounce the offensive.
Theodor Mommsen

I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
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Renounce Translations

renounce in Dutch is opgeven, uitvallen, afstand doen van
renounce in Finnish is alistua
renounce in German is verzichten, verzichtest
renounce in Hungarian is renonsz
renounce in Spanish is renunciar, desistir
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