Meaning of “renege” in the English Dictionary

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"renege" in British English

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renegeverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈneɪɡ/ us /rɪˈneɪɡ/ formal

to fail to keep a promise or an agreement, etc.:

If you renege on the deal now, I'll fight you in the courts.

(Definition of “renege” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"renege" in American English

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renegeverb [ I ]

us /rɪˈnɪɡ, -ˈneɡ/

to not do what you previously agreed to do; to fail to keep a promise or agreement:

He reneged on his offer.

(Definition of “renege” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"renege" in Business English

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renegeverb [ I ]

uk /rəˈneɪɡ/ us /riˈneɡ/

to fail to keep a promise or an agreement, etc.:

Once the highest bid is accepted, a seller can be sued for breach of contract if they renege.
renege on an agreement/a deal/a promise The retailer claimed that the cosmetics company reneged on a deal to produce a range of beauty products for them.

(Definition of “renege” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)