How to use Renounce in a sentence as a verb

A recent article about the "college bubble" recently called for all Ivy-League graduates to 'renounce' their degrees to stop the bubble from continuing.

Most cultures throughout history have a monastic class of some sort, who renounce many aspects of conventional life to pursue other aims.

Reuters later claimed that the dead men were planning to renounce al Qaeda before they were killed.

Perhaps they should give people the option to take on someone's US citizenship that they want to renounce, if they pay their outstanding taxes for them.

He isn't American, he's French, there is nothing to renounce or have both ways.

Pensions?Yes, we could renounce our US citizenships when we turned 18.

I'm not sure a significant portion of people will renounce their citizenship over the capital gains tax rate.

And if you do decide to renounce your citizenship, they charge you $450 just to do that!Trust me, unless you're very well connected, you're not getting any benefits of US citizenship when you live overseas.

The result of this change is going to be exactly as described, a lot of US citizens living outside of America are going to renounce their citizenship and not a single dollar is going to flow into the federal budget.

A number are also people applying for citizenships in countries that don't recognize dual citizenship, who are required to renounce their American citizenship to do so.

Renounce definitions


give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

See also: abdicate


leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

See also: vacate resign


turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"

See also: foreswear quit relinquish


cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

See also: disown repudiate