renege n : the mistake of not following suit when able to do so [syn: revoke] v : fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise" [syn: renege on, renegue on, go back on]
EtymologyFrom renego, from nego. See also renegade.
- German: verleugnen
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