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  1. (vanhahtava, ylätyyliä) pettää, rikkoa (lupauksensa, velvollisuutensa, tms.)
    The government encouraged Hungarian gentiles to benefit from these discriminatory regulations and to renege their debts to Jews. (S. L. Kremer: Witness Through the Imagination)
    Cult movements often perpetuate the idea that a participant must renege their previous personality, and become re-born in the new ideals of the group. (Anbara Salam on the enduring fascination with cults)