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Synonyms for abjure

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Synonyms for abjure

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

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Synonyms for abjure

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

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Scattergood explores this wide range of work--from The Bowge of Courte to A Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scolers Abjured of Late--and chronicles Skelton's major life events and relationships with powerful individuals, like King Henry VIII and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
Historians and legal scholars, most of them in the Netherlands, examine the July 1581 Act of Abjuration, issued by the States General to declare their prince abjured from his titles and offices, and to justify this abjuration.
Reiterating that the Maoists are our own people, Dr Singh said the government was ready to hold dialogue if they abjured violence.
After the extremists massacred 76 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on April 6, Chidambaram offered to talk, provided the Maoists abjured violence.
At this time (about 1906) Picasso's oldest friend, the painter and poet Max Jacob, had not yet abjured Judaism; the Roman Church had not yet welcomed the man who was to become one of her purest poets.
I'm thinking here of Fred Wilson's unjustly abjured 2003 US pavilion and Antoni Muntadas's 2005 Spanish one.
Yet, somehow, we have abjured leadership, never seeing ourselves as setting the future for the nation.
But in the profound dialectic of scripture death and grace are interlocked in a way required by the following fundamental Christian axiom: only when everything, including life itself, is given up (sacrificed, in one sense), only when my deep impulse to ownership of myself is abjured, only when my essential helplessness is fully acknowledged, can I be open fully to the gift character of existence.
He insists that the Christian contribution to U& search cannot be based on the "stupendously patronizing" interpretation of Jewish scripture by some Christian commentators; and where ideas such as Jerry Falwell's ("If a person is not a Christian, he is inherently a failure") and the postwar German Darmstadt Declaration ("the Holocaust was a divine punishment" visited upon the Jews) are found they must be abjured.