verb (used without object), re·neged, re·neg·ing.

  1. Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
  2. to go back on one’s word: He has reneged on his promise.

verb (used with object), re·neged, re·neg·ing.

  1. Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.


  1. Cards. an act or instance of reneging.


  1. (intr often foll by on) to go back (on one’s promise, etc)

verb, noun

  1. cards other words for revoke

1540s, “deny, renounce, abandon,” from Medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re-, here probably an intensive prefix, + negare “deny” (see deny). Meaning “change one’s mind” is from 1784. Related: Reneged; reneging.

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