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Synonyms for renege
rɪˈnɪg, -ˈnɛg, -ˈnig

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revoke, renegeverb

    the mistake of not following suit when able to do so


  2. renege, renege on, renegue on, go back onverb

    fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

    "She backed out of her promise"

    renegue on, go back on, renege on

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  1. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    European Union partners never said European Union partners're going to renege on any promises, European Union partners said that European Union partners promises concern a four-year parliamentary term, european Union partners will be spaced out in an optimal way, in a way that is in tune with our bargaining stance in Europe and also with the fiscal position of the Greek state.

  2. Alex Capri:

    With consumer demand down in the Chinese economy, it's unlikely that Beijing will be able to commit to buying a lot more American goods, or, if they do commit... they will renege later.

  3. Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton:

    The government's position is perfectly clear and that is at some point if people don't have a protection claim then they will be returned to their country of origin or back to Nauru. We are not going to renege on that position.

  4. Another Angola expert:

    Dos Santos' departure from power has been the talk of the town in Luanda for 15 years. He has always hinted that he wanted to leave but this is the most specific commitment he has ever made, the fact that he put a date to it is a powerful marker and would come back to haunt him if he were to renege on it.

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  • تراجعArabic
  • verleugnenGerman
  • αθετώGreek
  • no cumplirSpanish
  • rikkoa lupaus, syödä sanansa, kieltää, pettääFinnish
  • לְהִתְכַּחֵשׁHebrew
  • belofte brekenDutch
  • делать, ренонс, изменять, отказываться, свой, словоRussian
  • prekršiti riječ, otkazatiSerbo-Croatian
  • แปรพักตร์Thai

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