What is another word for abjure?

Pronunciation: [ɐbd͡ʒjˈʊ͡ə] (IPA)

Abjure means to renounce or reject something strongly. Some synonyms for abjure include repudiate, disavow, relinquish, forgo, forego, abnegate, eschew, renounce, and disclaim. All of these words imply rejecting something, whether it be a belief, behavior, or habit. Repudiate suggests a complete disavowal, while disavow means to deny any association with something. Relinquish and forgo imply voluntarily giving up something, while abnegate emphasizes self-denial for a greater purpose or belief. Eschew suggests avoiding something desirable because of a preference for something else, while renounce and disclaim both imply abandoning something formally or publicly.

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What are the opposite words for abjure?

Abjure is a verb that indicates the act of renouncing or giving up a belief, allegiance or a cause. Some antonyms of abjure include embrace, affirm, uphold, support or endorse. Embrace is a word that means to accept, hold onto or support a belief, while affirm means to validate or confirm. Upholding is an antonym of abjure that refers to supporting or defending something. Support, on the other hand, means to provide help or aid while endorsement involves giving approval or support. The antonyms of abjure depict the opposite of what the word represents, indicating acceptance, confirmation, and support of certain beliefs or ideologies.

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Usage examples for Abjure

The Capuchin Fathers and their rivals the Oratorians received many visitors who came to discuss religious matters, not a few of whom were inclined by the engaging arguments of their hosts to abjure the heresy of their birth, so that little by little an imposing list of converts was compiled.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
It drew him away from the new path in which he did not yet feel at home, because the love he could not abjure constantly thrust him into the world, into the midst of the life and tumult from which Heaven itself commanded him to turn aside.
"In The Fire Of The Forge, Volume 5."
Georg Ebers
In 1523 his works were ordered to be burnt, and he was commanded to abjure his heresies.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Famous quotes with Abjure

  • Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
    Theodor Adorno
  • George Orwell wrote in his "Notes on Nationalism" that, for the pacifist, the truth that, "Those who 'abjure' violence can only do so because others committing violence on their behalf," is obvious but impossible to accept.
    Jack Donovan
  • To abjure the notion of the “truly human” is to abjure the attempt to divinize the self as a replacement for a divinized world.
    Richard Rorty
  • I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must, Scared by some After-reckoning ta'en on trust, Or lured with Hope of some Diviner Drink, To fill the Cup — when crumbled into Dust!
    Omar Khayyám
  • Always to have lived with the nostalgia to coincide with something, but not really knowing with what—it is easy to shift from unbelief to belief, or conversely. But what is there to convert to, and what is there to abjure, in a state of chronic lucidity?
    Emil Cioran

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