re•nouncePronunciation: (ri-nouns'), [key]
—v., -nounced, -nounc•ing,
to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures.
to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim.
to repudiate; disown: to renounce one's son.
to play a card of a different suit from that led.
to abandon or give up a suit led.
to fail to follow the suit led.
an act or instance of renouncing.
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