renege [v] go back on one’s word break one’s promise, cop out*, default, reverse, weasel out*, welsh; concepts 59,63,330

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  • renege — re‧nege [rɪˈniːg, rɪˈneɪg ǁ rɪˈnɪg, rɪˈniːg] verb formal renege on an agreement/​deal/​contract etc to fail to do something you had promised or agreed to do: • Some clients reneged on their agreements to sell when the price climbed. • The agency… …   Financial and business terms

  • Renege — Re*nege , v. i. 1. To deny. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To fail to keep (a commitment or promise); often used with on; as, to renege on one s promise. [PJC] 3. (Card Playing) To revoke; to play a card that cannot legally be played according to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Renege — Re*nege (r? n?j or r? n?g ), v. t. [LL. renegare. See {Renegade}.] To deny; to disown. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] All Europe high (all sorts of rights reneged) Against the truth and thee unholy leagued. Sylvester. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renege — I verb abandon, abolish, abrogate, annul, back out, bolt, break a promise, call back, contradict, counterorder, countermand, desert, disannul, dissolve, go back on a commitment, go back on a promise, invalidate, nullify, pull out, quit, recall,… …   Law dictionary

  • renege — 1540s, from M.L. renegare, from L. re , intensive prefix, + negare deny (see DENY (Cf. deny)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • renege — (also renegue) ► VERB ▪ go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract. DERIVATIVES reneger noun. ORIGIN Latin renegare, from negare deny …   English terms dictionary

  • renege — [ri nig′, rineg′, rinēg′] vi. reneged, reneging [ML renegare: see RENEGADE] 1. to back out of an agreement; go back on a promise 2. Card Games to fail to follow suit when required and able to do so vt. Archaic to deny; renounce n. Card Games the… …   English World dictionary

  • renege — v. (D; intr.) to renege on (to renege on a commitment) * * * [rɪ niːg] (D; intr.) to renege on (to renege on a commitment) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • renege on — verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation She backed out of her promise • Syn: ↑renege, ↑renegue on, ↑go back on • Derivationally related forms: ↑renege (for: ↑renege) …   Useful english dictionary

  • renege — UK [rɪˈneɪɡ] / UK [rɪˈniːɡ] / US [rɪˈneɡ] / US [rɪˈnɪɡ] verb [intransitive] Word forms renege : present tense I/you/we/they renege he/she/it reneges present participle reneging past tense reneged past participle reneged formal to decide not to do …   English dictionary

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