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renege Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
    revoke.
  2. verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renegue on.
    • She backed out of her promise
WordNet

Re*nege" transitive verb
Etymology
LL. renegare. See Renegade.
Definitions
  1. To deny; to disown. Obs. Shak.
    All Europe high (all sorts of rights reneged) Against the trith and thee unholy leagued. Sylvester.
Re*nege" intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To deny. Obs. Shak.
  2. (Card Playing) To revoke. R.

Webster 1913