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Synonyms for abjure

Synonyms for abjure

to disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally

Synonyms for abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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He also abjures the use of "doctrinal development" as a criterion, preferring a rhetorical analysis of Paul's language in relation to specific situations.
Collins, director of the Human Genome project, abjures rules but suggests some guidelines for bioethics:
It is just this wider perspective that the Museum of Contemporary Art show doesn't deliver; it abjures any in-depth context in its tiny catalogue on an artist who has now been internationally active outside Korea since about 1993; and it confines her enormously ambitious works to a sequence of small, dimly lit galleries cluttered by concrete pillars and awkward mezzanine spaces confused by ugly staircases.
And in abandoning the prudent logic of social contract and deference to law that was perhaps the finest achievement of American independence, it finally abjures the very idealist legacy in which it pretends to be grounded.
But Cross is actually at his best when he abjures nostalgia for the seemingly more wholesome toys of the past and focuses instead on the historical dynamics that put play and commercial playthings at the center of American childhood.
Cullen abjures the iconography of the heroic or tragic individual in favor of the language of community.
Imhof does sketch his view of why life expectancy rose, although he abjures justifying his conclusions in this work.
His commingling of images and text abjures foregone conclusions in favor of less tidy disseminations, and in so doing, it trades a quick read and a brief impact for a more sustained ripple in one's consciousness.
Responding to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent statement in Kashmir that if Pakistan abjures terror, he was ready to meet Pakistan more than half way on talks, Foreign Minister Qureshi said: "I think we have to get out of the old mindset.
His equivalents to the close apperception of surfaces are abstractions palpably made of paint, while his broad handling of light and atmosphere as often as not abjures clarification of separate objects for a controlled obscurity of shadows emerging and retreating against his dark grounds.
Earlier Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had made it clear that the Centre was ready to hold talks with any militant group that abjures violence and surrenders arms, and suggested to the Assam Government to make everything possible to bring the DHD-J to the negotiating table.