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Synonyms for foreswear

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

turn away from

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States Saturday to demand that the US end all sanctions, stop assassinating Iranians and foreswear war on the Islamic Republic.
They foreswear certain actions and refuse to take advantage of others.
The Vatican's new agenda seeks "to reach political accommodations with Islamic states and foreswear forceful public condemnation of Islamist and jihadist ideology.
Either foreswear fucking others or the affair is over.
Every year at the week-long conference which brings together all 151 member states of the IAEA, Arab nations table a resolution urging Israel to foreswear atomic weapons and sign up to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Asked whether NATO and other forces in Afghanistan should talk to the Taliban, the Spokesperson said that reconciliation among the Afghans is "indispensable and inevitable," adding that that insurgents who take part in the reconciliation process "need to make sure that they adhere to the Constitution, foreswear violence and lay down their arms.
The impression is one of weight, fixity, and geological tension, all of which seems to take the earth seriously as our limiting context and to foreswear the kind of airy transcendentalism that Lu specializes in.
The West may be too pusillanimous to extirpate Iran's nuclear potential directly, but are we so far gone as to foreswear a passive defense?
Western states said it was unfair and counterproductive to isolate one member state and that an IAEA resolution passed on Thursday, which urged all Middle East nations including Israel to foreswear atomic bombs, made Friday's proposal unnecessary.
Initially, Western states tried to stop the resolution from going to a vote, arguing it would be counterproductive to single out Israel, particularly after a resolution had been passed the day before calling on all states in the Middle East to foreswear nuclear weapons.
The government's reluctance to foreswear territorial revanchism left the country isolated.
The agreement will not establish permanent bases in Iraq, and we anticipate that it will expressly foreswear them," Mr Crocker said.
Which of us has not vowed, sooner or later, to foreswear it, presumably in favor of a return to our natural state of romping in the meadows with the butterflies?
19) To be granted leave, the internees were required to foreswear any form of allegiance to the Japanese government or any Japanese organization.
Nonetheless, the further Iran proceeds down the path of enrichment, the more difficult it will become to foreswear it, if only for financial reasons.