Forswear and Relinquish


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Forswear verb – To solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to).
Usage example: the new government would have to forswear the use of torture if it wished to be granted full diplomatic recognition

Relinquish is a synonym for forswear in keep topic. In some cases you can use "Relinquish" instead a verb "Forswear", when it comes to topics like renounce.
Synonyms for Forswear


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Relinquish verb – To give (something) over to the control or possession of another usually under duress.
Forswear is a synonym for relinquish in keep topic. You can use "Forswear" instead a verb "Relinquish", if it concerns topics such as reject, let go.
Nearby Word: relinquishing
Synonyms for Relinquish

Common collocations

ways forswear ways relinquish ways
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Relinquish and Forswear. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 21, from
Forswear & Relinquish. N.p., 2016. Web. 21 Jun. 2021. <>.
Relinquish or Forswear. 2016. Accessed June 21, 2021.

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