Adjective "abjured" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
  1. 'The nineteenth-century elites kept to their strict Protestant ways, abjuring the theater but supporting music.'
  2. 'The clear implication is that the Party abjured all forms of violence and acts of terror.'
  3. 'After a long and wearisome trial he was condemned on June 22, 1633, solemnly to abjure his scientific creed on bended knees.'
  4. 'If only she could abjure art the way she abjured religion and write less self-consciously, the true artist would re-emerge from what is beginning to seem like indefinite hibernation.'
  5. 'Disappointed in this, they turned in 1650 to Charles II, who signed the Covenant, but then abjured it at his RESTORATION, condemning it as an unlawful oath.'
  6. 'I want to look closely at the first lines of the poem, in which Smith seems to abjure any claim of authority.'
  7. 'To recant is to withdraw or disavow a declared belief, as in renouncing a philosophy or abjuring fealty to a religion.'
  8. 'He abjured an inclination to ‘tinker’ with the rate to take account of transient shifts in market conditions.'
  9. 'She went on a strict diet of milk products, even abjuring her beloved Mars chocolate bars, and dropped to her present weight of 90 pounds.'
  10. 'He alone of all men must for an uncertain time abjure this field of endeavour, however great his interest.'

More definitions

1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.

2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.

3. to avoid or shun.

More examples(as adjective)

"stimulants can be abjured."


(abjure)Late Middle English: from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear’.


abjure the realm