renegade

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛnɪgeɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛnɪˌgeɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(reni gād′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ren•e•gade /ˈrɛnɪˌgeɪd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who deserts one country, party, cause, belief, etc., for another.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or like a renegade or a traitor.
See -neg-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ren•e•gade  (reni gād′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
  2. an apostate from a religious faith.

adj. 
  1. of or like a renegade;
    traitorous.
  • Medieval Latin renegātus (noun, nominal use of past participle of renegāre to desert, renege), equivalent. to re- re- + neg-, base of negāre to deny + -ātus -ade1
  • Spanish renegado
  • 1575–85
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged traitor, deserter, betrayer, dissenter.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
renegade /ˈrɛnɪˌɡeɪd/ n
  1. a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor
  2. (as modifier): a renegade priest
Etymology: 16th Century: from Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce, from Latin re- + negāre to deny
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