1. [ verb ] turn away from; give up
Synonyms: quit relinquish foreswear

"I am foreswearing women forever"

Related terms: abandon disclaim relinquishment
2. [ verb ] (work) leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily
Synonyms: resign give_up vacate

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

Related terms: leave_office abdicate resignation
3. [ verb ] (work) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Synonyms: abdicate

"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

Related terms: vacate abdicator abdication renunciation abdication
4. [ verb ] cast off or disown
Synonyms: repudiate

: "She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

Related terms: reject deny refute abjure swallow apostatize repudiation