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Abjure

Updated: 4 days ago

Pronunciation: [ ab-joor ]


Definition: verb

solemnly renounce

Origin: 1400; Latin


Etymology: from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • renounce

  • relinquish

  • reject

  • forgo

  • forswear

Antonyms:

  • allow

  • emphasize

Example: They disliked his refusal to abjure his current political views.

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