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

 

renege

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡ//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they renege
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡ//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡ//
 
he / she / it reneges
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡz//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡz//
 
past simple reneged
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡd//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡd//
 
past participle reneged
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡd//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡd//
 
-ing form reneging
BrE BrE//rɪˈniːɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈniːɡɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//rɪˈneɪɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈneɪɡɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] renege (on something) (formal) to break a promise, an agreement, etc. synonym go back on to renege on a deal/debt/contract, etc. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘desert’): from medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re- (expressing intensive force) + negare ‘deny’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: renege