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Abjure

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1. abjure, forswear, recant, resile, retract

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Example Sentences:
'He retracted his earlier statements about his religion'
'She abjured her beliefs'

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Abjure

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to renounce or retract, esp formally, solemnly, or under oath
2. 
to abstain from or reject

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Abjure

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verb transitiveWord forms: abˈjured or abˈjuring
1. 
to give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce
2. 
to give up (opinions) publicly; recant

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Abjure

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tr.v. ab·jured, ab·jur·ing, ab·jures
1. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate: "For nearly 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all titles, preferring to remain just plain 'Mr.'" (Time).
2. To renounce under oath; forswear.

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