Forsake and Renounce


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Forsake verb – To cause to remain behind.
Usage example: forsaking most of our possessions, we evacuated just before the hurricane struck

Renounce is a synonym for forsake in abandon topic. In some cases you can use "Renounce" instead a verb "Forsake", when it comes to topics like give up, desert, deny. popular alternative
Nearby Words: forsaken, forsaking
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Renounce verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Usage example: in wake of the corruption scandal, the congressman was forced to renounce his seat in the House

Forsake is a synonym for renounce in abandon topic. You can use "Forsake" instead a verb "Renounce", if it concerns topics such as desert, deny, disown. archaic substitute
Nearby Words: renounced, renouncement, renouncing
Synonyms for Renounce

Common collocations

love forsake love renounce love
violence forsake violence renounce violence
power forsake power renounce power
life forsake life renounce life
Other nouns: position, name, status, god, heritage, identity, country, salvation, ways, friends, powers, vows.
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