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ren·e·gade

 (rĕn′ĭ-gād′)
n.
1. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
2. An outlaw; a rebel.
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a renegade; traitorous.
intr.v. ren·e·gad·ed, ren·e·gad·ing, ren·e·gades
To become a deserter or an outlaw.

[Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegātus, past participle of renegāre, to deny : Latin re-, re- + Latin negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.]
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renegade

(ˈrɛnɪˌɡeɪd)
n
1.
a. a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor
b. (as modifier): a renegade priest.
2. any outlaw or rebel
[C16: from Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce, from Latin re- + negāre to deny]
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ren•e•gade

(ˈrɛn ɪˌgeɪd)

n.
1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
2. an apostate from a religious faith.
adj.
3. of or like a renegade; traitorous.
[1575–85; < Sp renegado < Medieval Latin renegātus, n. use of past participle of renegāre to desert, renege]
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renegade

- First referred to a person who abandons one religion for another.
See also related terms for religion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renegade - someone who rebels and becomes an outlawrenegade - someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
2.renegade - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.renegade - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
Verb1.renegade - break with established customs
dissent, protest, resist - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
Adj.1.renegade - having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"
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renegade

noun
1. deserter, rebel, betrayer, dissident, outlaw, runaway, traitor, defector, mutineer, turncoat, apostate, backslider, recreant (archaic) He was a renegade - a traitor.
adjective
1. traitorous, rebel, dissident, outlaw, runaway, rebellious, unfaithful, disloyal, backsliding, mutinous, apostate, recreant (archaic) The renegade policeman supplied details of the murder.
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renegade

noun
A person who has defected:
Informal: rat.
verb
To abandon one's cause or party usually to join another:
Slang: rat.
Idioms: change sides, turn one's coat.
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Translations

renegade

[ˈrenɪgeɪd]
A. ADJrenegado
B. Nrenegado/a m/f
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renegade

[ˈrɛnɪgeɪd] nrenégat(e) m/f
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renegade

nRenegat(in) m(f), → Abtrünnige(r) mf
adjabtrünnig
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renegade

[ˈrɛnɪˌgeɪd] n (pej) → rinnegato/a
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References in classic literature ?
This sign led us to believe that some Christian woman was a captive in the house, and that it was she who had been so good to us; but the whiteness of the hand and the bracelets we had perceived made us dismiss that idea, though we thought it might be one of the Christian renegades whom their masters very often take as lawful wives, and gladly, for they prefer them to the women of their own nation.
The swarm of renegades - dock-masters, berthing-masters, gatemen, and such like - appear to nurse an immense distrust of the captive ship's resignation.
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind!
He had heard of the nature of the Arabs who penetrate thus far to the South, and what he had heard had convinced him that a snake or a panther would as quickly befriend him as one of these villainous renegades from the Northland.
This was the second step in a downward course, all owing to a young woman's being out of harmony with her circumstances, yearning after renegades and bulbuls, and being subject to claims from a veterinary surgeon fond of mince-pies.
The missions had often a beneficial effect on the simple sons of the forest, but had little power over the renegades from civilization.
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
To this semicouncil had been invited the Swedish General Armfeldt, Adjutant General Wolzogen, Wintzingerode (whom Napoleon had referred to as a renegade French subject), Michaud, Toll, Count Stein who was not a military man at all, and Pfuel himself, who, as Prince Andrew had heard, was the mainspring of the whole affair.
The governor sent me word that my servant should be restored to me upon payment of sixty piastres; and being answered by me that I had not a penny for myself, and therefore could not pay sixty piastres to redeem my servant, he informed me by a renegade Jew, who negotiated the whole affair, that either I must produce the money or receive a hundred blows of the battoon.
What I mean is that at the moment the black sergeant, Usanga, and his renegade German native troops captured me and brought me inland, my death warrant was signed.
For months the renegade Belgian rode with the savage raider.
While such things were not common, still they did occur, and I have seen the proof of them with my own eyes, even to the extent of members of the horde turning renegade and going to live with the Tree People.