renounce-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: give up, turn away from

You renounced all claim to your son when you walked out on him 3 years ago.
He renounced his racist past.
Therefore, he renounced his life as a prince and ran away from the palace.
Several years ago his wife renounced him for his adulteries.
She renounced her Austrian citizenship and was naturalized in 1938.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Renunciation
PropBank: renounce.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4