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re·nege / riˈneg; -ˈnig/ (also re·negue) • v. [intr.] go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract: the administration had reneged on its election promises. ∎  another term for revoke (sense 2). ∎  [tr.] archaic renounce or abandon (someone or something). DERIVATIVES: re·neg·er n.

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