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abjure

verb [T] uk   /əbˈdʒʊər/ us    /-dʒʊr/ formal
to say formally or publicly that you no longer agree with a belief or way of behaving: He abjured his religion/his life of dissipation.
Translations of “abjure”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公開放棄,聲明棄絕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公开放弃,声明弃绝…
(Definition of abjure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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