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Another word for renege

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Verb
  1. To abandon a former position or commitment

      1. (idiomatic) To avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.
      1. A failure to fulfill a commitment or responsibility or to face a difficulty squarely.
      2. A person who fails to fulfill a commitment or responsibility.
      3. An excuse for inaction or evasion.
      1. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
      2. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
      3. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
      1. (idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
    See also:

    resist