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re·nege

 (rĭ-nĕg′, -nĭg′)
v. re·neged, re·neg·ing, re·neges
v.intr.
1. To fail to carry out a promise or commitment: reneged on the contract at the last minute.
2. Games To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
v.tr. Archaic
To renounce; disown.
n.
The act of reneging.

[Medieval Latin renegāre, to deny; see renegade.]

re·neg′er n.
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renege

(rɪˈniːɡ; -ˈneɪɡ) or

renegue

vb
(often foll by: on) to go back (on one's promise, etc)
vb, n
(Card Games) cards other words for revoke
[C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade]
reˈneger, reˈneguer n
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re•nege

(rɪˈnɪg, -ˈnɛg, -ˈnig)

v. -neged, -neg•ing. v.i.
1. to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
2. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit.
v.t.
3. Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
[1540–50; earlier renegue < Medieval Latin renegāre= Latin re- re- + negāre to deny (compare negative)]
re•neg′er, n.
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renege


Past participle: reneged
Gerund: reneging

Imperative
renege
renege
Present
I renege
you renege
he/she/it reneges
we renege
you renege
they renege
Preterite
I reneged
you reneged
he/she/it reneged
we reneged
you reneged
they reneged
Present Continuous
I am reneging
you are reneging
he/she/it is reneging
we are reneging
you are reneging
they are reneging
Present Perfect
I have reneged
you have reneged
he/she/it has reneged
we have reneged
you have reneged
they have reneged
Past Continuous
I was reneging
you were reneging
he/she/it was reneging
we were reneging
you were reneging
they were reneging
Past Perfect
I had reneged
you had reneged
he/she/it had reneged
we had reneged
you had reneged
they had reneged
Future
I will renege
you will renege
he/she/it will renege
we will renege
you will renege
they will renege
Future Perfect
I will have reneged
you will have reneged
he/she/it will have reneged
we will have reneged
you will have reneged
they will have reneged
Future Continuous
I will be reneging
you will be reneging
he/she/it will be reneging
we will be reneging
you will be reneging
they will be reneging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reneging
you have been reneging
he/she/it has been reneging
we have been reneging
you have been reneging
they have been reneging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reneging
you will have been reneging
he/she/it will have been reneging
we will have been reneging
you will have been reneging
they will have been reneging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reneging
you had been reneging
he/she/it had been reneging
we had been reneging
you had been reneging
they had been reneging
Conditional
I would renege
you would renege
he/she/it would renege
we would renege
you would renege
they would renege
Past Conditional
I would have reneged
you would have reneged
he/she/it would have reneged
we would have reneged
you would have reneged
they would have reneged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renege - the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
Verb1.renege - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
countermand, repeal, rescind, revoke, annul, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
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renege

verb break your word, go back, welsh (slang), default, back out, repudiate, break a promise He reneged on a promise to leave his wife.
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renege

verb
To abandon a former position or commitment:
back down (or out), retreat.
Slang: cop out, fink out.
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Translations

renege

[rɪˈniːg] VIfaltar a su palabra
to renege on a promiseno cumplir una promesa
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renege

[rɪˈneɪg] vi
to renege on sth [+ promise, agreement, deal] → revenir sur qch
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renege

vinicht Wort halten; (Cards) → nicht bedienen; to renege on a promise/an agreementein Versprechen/eine Übereinkunft brechen
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renege

[rɪˈniːg] renegue [rɪˈneɪg] vi (frm) → mancare alla parola
to renege on (agreement, deal) → venire meno a; (promise) → mancare a, venire meno a
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