What is the difference between renounce and abjure?

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In context|transitive|lang=en terms the difference between renounce and abjure

is that renounce is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration while abjure is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to abstain from; to avoid; to shun.

As verbs the difference between renounce and abjure

is that renounce is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to give up, resign, surrender while abjure is {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow {{defdate|first attested around 1350 to 1470}}{{reference-book|last =|first =|authorlink =|coauthors =|editor =brown, lesley|others =|title = the shorter oxford english dictionary|origdate =|origyear = 1933|origmonth =|url =|format =|accessdate =|accessyear =|accessmonth =|edition = 5th|date =|year =2003|month =|publisher =oxford university press|location =oxford, uk|language =|id =|doi =|isbn =978-0-19-860575-7|lccn =|ol =|pages =5|chapter =|chapterurl =|quote =}}.

As a noun renounce

is {{context|card games|lang=en}} an act of [[#verb|renouncing]].

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

renounce

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (card games) An act of .
  • Verb

    (renounc)
  • To give up, resign, surrender.
  • to renounce a title to land or to a throne
  • To cast off, repudiate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This world I do renounce , and in your sights / Shake patiently my great affliction off.
  • To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
  • To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
  • To make a renunciation of something.
  • * Dryden
  • He of my sons who fails to make it good, / By one rebellious act renounces to my blood.
  • To surrender formally some right or trust.
  • * W. D. Christie
  • Dryden died without a will, and his widow having renounced , his son Charles administered on June 10.
  • (card games) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
  • Derived terms

    * renounceable * renouncement * renouncer

    References

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    abjure

    English

    Verb

    (abjur)
  • To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
  • To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  • (transitive, obsolete, historical) To cause one to renounce or recant.
  • To reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim.
  • To abjure errors.
  • * 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
  • But this rough magic I here abjure [...]
  • To abstain from; to avoid; to shun.
  • Synonyms

    * renounce

    References

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