Definition of abjure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abjure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abjure
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊr//
 
he / she / it abjures
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊrz//
 
past simple abjured
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊrd//
 
past participle abjured
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊrd//
 
-ing form abjuring
BrE BrE//əbˈdʒʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒʊrɪŋ//
 
 
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abjure something (formal) to promise publicly that you will give up or reject a belief or a way of behaving synonym renounce Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abjure