from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fail to fulfill a promise or obligation


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • “Will you renege on your word, your highness?” one of them asked smoothly; the fair-haired Barquiel L’Envers, heir to a powerful Namarrese duchy, brother to Isabel L’Envers, another contender for the prince’s hand in marriage.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • "Sorry, fathead; I'll have to renege on this one."

    A Spell For Chameleon

  • One proposed origin is in the southwest English shires: fainaigue, “to cheat; to renege on a debt; to deceive by flattery,” perhaps associated with the Old French fornier, “to deny.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • "Not at all, Mr. Biltzmann," Dunross said, gambling everything that Bartlett would not renege on the promise of cash, that he would close with Par-Con, extricate himself from Gornt and put his stock back into its rightful place by next weekend.

    Noble House

  • Maury Taylor would sell his soul to the devil, then renege on the deal if he got a better offer and higher ratings were involved.



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