[ UK /ɐbd‍ʒjˈɔː/ ]
  1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    She abjured her beliefs
    He retracted his earlier statements about his religion
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How To Use abjure In A Sentence

  • He abjured an inclination to ‘tinker’ with the rate to take account of transient shifts in market conditions.
  • If a record could be kept of those who have abjured Jesus through love of gold, through fear of the world or of the scribes and Pharisees, we should find many who are considered quite respectable, or have even been canonised, and who, nevertheless, much more worthily than Iscariot, are entitled to "champing" by the jaws of Sathanas. Pages from a Journal with Other Papers
  • Why," said the Deist, "there is as much difference as in the theories of our 'intuitional' friends here, one of whom admits, and another denies, the future existence of man; for if we be the ephemeral insects the latter supposes, it little matters what system of religion we espouse or abjure. The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic
  • We were asked first to ‘absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiances and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty.’
  • The conqueror tried to make the natives abjure their religion.
  • She abjured her beliefs
  • If Alceste truly yearns to be an iconoclast might he not find it more daring to abjure such grottiness? Home | Mail Online
  • Those who 'abjure' violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. Shame on NBC News.
  • If given the chance, she would have rejoined the Order, but for those who abjure their vows, there is never a second chance. THE BROKEN GOD
  • He abjured the Protestant faith and became King in 1594.
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