|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|
"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
|Related terms:||vacate abdicator abdication renunciation abdication|
|4.||[ verb ] cast off or disown|
: "She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"
|Related terms:||reject deny refute abjure swallow apostatize repudiation|