renege

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /rɪˈn(e)ɪɡ/ or /rɪˈniːɡ/ or /riːˈnɛɡ/ or /riːˈn(e)ɪɡ/
  • (UK) IPA: /rɪˈneɪɡ/ or /rɪˈniːɡ/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
renege

Third-person singular
reneges

Past tense
reneged

Past participle
reneged

Present participle
reneging

  1. (intransitive) If you renege on a promise, you do not do what you said you would do. You break your promise.
    My friend promised to help me study after school, but then she reneged because she wanted to go to a party instead.
    The company offered me a job, so I quit the job I had. Then the company decided to renege on their job offer. Now I have no job.