Renegade
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Renegade

English

Etymology

From Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin reneg?tus, perfect participle of reneg? ("I deny"). See also renege.

Pronunciation

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  • (US) IPA(key): /'ne?d/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /'ne?d/

Noun

renegade (plural renegades)

  1. An outlaw or rebel.
  2. A disloyal person who betrays or deserts a cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.

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Translations

Verb

renegade (third-person singular simple present renegades, present participle renegading, simple past and past participle renegaded)

  1. (dated) To desert one's cause, or change one's loyalties; to commit betrayal.
    • 1859, Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (volume 3, page 740)
      The recent arrangement, obtained by Lord Stratford, as to the case of a Christian renegading to Mohammedanism [...]

References

  • "renegade" in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001-2020.

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