To give up a possession, claim, or right
To refuse to recognize or acknowledge
But he was soon forced to renounce this hope.
Besides, Sonya is so charming that only a fool would renounce such happiness.
In 1669 he resigned his mathematical chair to his pupil, Isaac Newton, having now determined to renounce the study of mathematics for that of divinity.
Her irreligion was shared by multitudes of contemporaries who had never been called upon to renounce one form of Christianity and profess belief in another in order to gain a crown.
Even if Pierre were not a Frenchman, having once received that loftiest of human appellations he could not renounce it, said the officer's look and tone.