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Abjure

Abjure Meaning & Definition
Abjure Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abjure?

[v] formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abjure: forswear | recant | resile | retract

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abjure: abandon | abdicate | acknowledge defeat | assert the contrary | back down | back out | backwater | belie | brush aside | cease | cede | chuck | chuck out | climb down | come off | contemn | contest | contradict | contravene | controvert | counter | crawfish out | cross | cry quits | cut out | decline | deny | desert | desist | desist from | despise | disaffirm | disallow | disapprove | disavow | discard | disclaim | discontinue | discount | disdain | disgorge | dismiss | disown | dispense with | dispose of | disprove | dispute | disregard | disuse | do without | drop | dump | eat crow | eat humble pie | except | exclude | forgo | forsake | forswear | gainsay | get along without | get rid of | give away | give over | give up | hand over | have done with | ignore | impugn | join issue upon | kiss good-bye | lay down | leave off | let go | make a sacrifice | nol-pros | not accept | not admit | not pursue with | nullify | oppose | palinode | part with | pass by | pass up | push aside | put behind one | quit | quitclaim | rebuff | recall | recant | refuse | refuse to admit | refuse to consider | refute | reject | relinquish | render up | renege | renounce | repel | repudiate | repulse | resign | retract | revoke | sacrifice | scout | shove away | spare | spurn | stop | surrender | swallow | swear off | take back | take issue with | throw away | throw out | throw up | turn away | turn out | unsay | vacate | waive | withdraw | yield

See Also | renounce | repudiate

Abjure In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*jure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abjured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abjuring}.] [L. abjurare to deny upon oath; ab + jurare to swear, fr. jus, juris, right, law; cf. F. abjurer. See {Jury}.] 1. To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever. 2. To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors. ``Magic I here abjure.'' --Shak. Syn: See {Renounce}.
\Ab*jure"\, v. i. To renounce on oath. --Bp. Burnet.

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