abjure

[ ab-joor, ab-jur ]

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Part of Speech

verb

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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