Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
  2. (verb, communication) fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

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Synonyms of Renege

go back on, renege on, renegue on, revoke

Alternate forms of Renege

Derivations: renege

Hypernyms: annul, countermand, error, fault, lift, mistake, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate

Origin of the word Renege

  1. 1548, from M.L. renegare, from L. re-, intensive prefix, + negare "deny" (see deny). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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