verb (used with object), renounced, renouncing.
to give up or put aside voluntarily:
to renounce worldly pleasures.
to give up by formal declaration:
to renounce a claim.
to repudiate; disown:
to renounce one’s son.
verb (used without object), renounced, renouncing.
to play a card of a different suit from that led.
to abandon or give up a suit led.
to fail to follow the suit led.
Cards. an act or instance of renouncing.
(transitive) to give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcement: to renounce a title
(transitive) to repudiate: to renounce Christianity
(transitive) to give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarily: to renounce smoking
(intransitive) (cards) to fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led
(rare) a failure to follow suit in a card game
[self-ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. renunciation of one’s own will, interests, etc. self-renunciation noun 1. the renunciation of one’s own rights, claims, interest, etc, esp in favour of those of others
verb 1. (intransitive) (of a computer virus, etc) to reproduce itself
[self-rep-li-key-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature: self-replicating organisms. 2. Genetics. making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA. self-replicating adj. Replicating oneself or itself.
[rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n-] /ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən-/ noun 1. the act of representing. 2. the state of being represented. 3. the expression or designation by some term, character, symbol, or the like. 4. action or speech on behalf of a person, group, business house, state, or the like by an agent, deputy, or […]