Synonyms for abjure

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-joo r, -jur
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr

Définition of abjure

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French abjurer or directly from Latin abiurare "deny on oath," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + iurare "to swear," related to ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Related: Abjured; abjuring.
  • verb give up
Example sentences :
  • I know it has been a fault of my own, too; but from this moment I abjure it as I would the service of hell!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • I cannot abjure that world which contains the fondest object that links me to life.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Yet "his blindness was as dense as his hide," and he had refused to abjure his faith.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Mystery » by Various
  • They then ordered her "to abjure" publicly the various things of which she was accused.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Rouen » by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • That was as impossible as to make them abjure by proclamation, their religion.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation » by Charles Roger
  • Her own swain was waiting for her, but not for that would she abjure the quest.
  • Extract from : « Country Neighbors » by Alice Brown
  • When Prince Hal comes to the crown he is apt to abjure Falstaff.
  • Extract from : « Problems of Expansion » by Whitelaw Reid
  • They were for the most part (p. 297) ladies and gentlemen who had refused to abjure their religion.
  • Extract from : « The Huguenots in France » by Samuel Smiles.
  • He will then abjure the other King with a mental reservation.
  • Extract from : « The History of England from the Accession of James II. » by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Thus, ever in perplexity, I must abjure the theory of Byronic merit.
  • Extract from : « Browning's Heroines » by Ethel Colburn Mayne

Antonyms for abjure

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