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Renege vs. Rescind — What's the Difference?

Renege vs. Rescind — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Renege and Rescind

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Renege

Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract
The government had reneged on its election promises

Rescind

To make void; repeal or annul.

Renege

To fail to carry out a promise or commitment
Reneged on the contract at the last minute.

Rescind

(transitive) To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.

Renege

(Games) To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
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Rescind

(transitive) To cut away or off.

Renege

To renounce; disown.

Rescind

To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs.

Renege

The act of reneging.

Rescind

Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.

Renege

(intransitive) To break a promise or commitment; to go back on one's word.

Rescind

Annul by recalling or rescinding;
He revoked the ban on smoking
Lift an embargo
Vacate a death sentence

Renege

(intransitive) In a card game, to break one's commitment to follow suit when capable.

Renege

To deny; to renounce

Renege

To deny; to disown.
All Europe high (all sorts of rights reneged)Against the truth and thee unholy leagued.

Renege

To deny.

Renege

To fail to keep (a commitment or promise); - often used with on; as, to renege on one's promise.

Renege

To revoke; to play a card that cannot legally be played according to the rules.

Renege

The mistake of not following suit when able to do so

Renege

Fail to fulfill a promise or obligation;
She backed out of her promise

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