Abjure

глагол 1) отказываться, отрекаться Например: He abjured the Protestant faith. — Он отрёкся от протестантской веры. Синоним(ы): retract, recant, abnegate, forswear 2) сторониться, чуждаться Синоним(ы): shun, avoid 3) отказываться (от требования); отступаться Например: I must die rather than abjure a single article of my creed. — Я скорее умру, чем отрекусь хотя бы от одного из своих убеждений. 4) юриспруденция отрицать что-либо под присягой

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Abjure

transitive verb (abjured; abjuring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French abjurer, from Latin abjurare, from ab- + jurare to swear — more at jury 1. a. to renounce upon oath b. to reject solemnly 2. to abstain from ; avoid
Example: abjure extravaganceabjurer noun Synonyms: abjure, renounce, forswear, recant, retract mean to withdraw one's word or professed belief. abjure implies a firm and final rejecting or abandoning often made under oath
Example: abjured the errors of his former faith. renounce often equals abjure but may carry the meaning of disclaim or disown
Example: renounced abstract art and turned to portrait painting. forswear may add to abjure an implication of perjury or betrayal
Example: I cannot forswear my principles. recant stresses the withdrawing or denying of something professed or taught
Example: if they recant they will be spared. retract applies to the withdrawing of a promise, an offer, or an accusation
Example: the newspaper had to retract its allegations against the mayor.

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