Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
mid-16th century; Latin from the 1540s renegue, "deny, renounce, abandon," from the Medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re-, here perhaps an intensive prefix, + negare, "to refuse"
Synonyms
    1.
  • back out retract
    2.
  • go back on one's word
  • reverse
Antonyms
    1.
  • honor keep adhere to
    2.
  • confirm continue affirm claim
Definition
1. to go back on one's word
2. archaic: to deny, disown, or renounce
Examples
1. A) She felt as though she couldn't trust him anymore since he decided to renege on his promise to her. B) She didn't mean to renege on her commitment, but her abandonment caused a rift between her and the team.
2. A) She rudely and publicly made the decision to renege their company, vowing to never go there again. B) She didn't approve of his horrible behavior, deciding to renege their friendship for good.
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