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re•nounce



Pronunciation: (ri-nouns'), [key]
v., -nounced, -nounc•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures.
2. to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim.
3. to repudiate; disown: to renounce one's son.

v.i.
Cards.
a. to play a card of a different suit from that led.
b. to abandon or give up a suit led.
c. to fail to follow the suit led.

n.
Cards.an act or instance of renouncing.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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