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renounce for (something)

1. To disown, refuse to deal with, or disclaim association with someone or some place as a result of something or another person. A noun or pronoun is used between "renounce" and "for." I know it goes against your moral convictions, but I would think long and hard before renouncing your son for his decision. He claims he is renouncing his country for its participation in the war.
2. To formally or officially give up claim, title, right, etc., for a particular purpose or reason. A noun or pronoun is used between "renounce" and "for." He renounced his claim to the throne for a chance to lead a free, unencumbered life. Don't be so quick to renounce your citizenship for short-term tax benefits.
3. To give up some habit, activity, or practice for a particular purpose, reason, or occasion. A noun or pronoun is used between "renounce" and "for." I'm planning on renouncing cigarettes for Lent, and I'm hoping I'll be able to stay off them for good after that. My brother renounced eating meat for health reasons as well as ethical ones.
4. To declare one's rejection of some belief, ideology, position, etc., in favor of something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "renounce" and "for." My brother renounced Christianity for Judaism when he was in college. The small nation renounced capitalism for socialism in the late 1970s.
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renounce someone for something

to repudiate someone for doing something. She renounced her brother for his political orientation. Jane was renounced for her illegal activities.
See also: for, renounce
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(7) According to some of my Murtipujak nun-collaborators, if a renouncer eats food from a house in which the Jain religion is not being strictly followed, the lack of purity from that house in turn affects the renouncer's state of being.
Nath traditions are part of this larger tantric milieu and are thus able to embrace both renouncers and family men.
Furthermore, the narrative specifically refers to her violation of the normative category "female renouncer" (pravrajya).
This understanding of the renouncer as a solitary individual is also found in what we can call the "Siddhartha syndrome," after the popular 1922 novel by the German novelist Hermann Hesse.
(9.) In the Indian context, the term denotes the supreme renouncer, the archtypal dissenter, who poses a threat to the dharmic order of the world.
(36) It arises spontaneously (yadrcchaya), and may not arise even in a Brahmin, a renouncer, or a liberated soul.
World Conqueror and World Renouncer, A Study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand Against a Historical Background.
Tambiah, World conqueror and world renouncer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976).
In the context of the MN passage quoted above, being conciliated essentially means gaining confidence in the sincerity and motivation of the would-be renouncer who was a former member of another sect.
Could this story be an opportunity to think about how the individual only emerges from within the communal, the renouncer only from within his family?
Tambiah, World conqueror, world renouncer: A study of Buddhism and polity in Thailand against historical background (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976).
Thus, according to the objector, the renouncer of all possessions, taking things to the extreme, acts viciously, not virtuously, and only the latter is consonant with leading the religious life.
Patrick Olivelle translates the first of these as: The heirs of a hermit, of a renouncer and of a perpetual student [brahmacarin] are in that order, the teacher, the virtuous pupil and the spiritual brother and associate in holiness.
The people for whom the Buddha teaches the Upasakamanussavinaya are listed in the opening phrases of his address to Ananda at the start of the text: those who commit evil deeds, "be they a man or woman of the warrior caste, a male or female renouncer, a brahmin man or woman, any other woman or man, a minister or the commander of an army, a viceroy, town-watchman, or merchant, a poor man or poor woman or someone of great wealth, be they a Vaisya or Sudra or a beggar." While most of the people mentioned are lay people, the list mentions "a male or female renouncer" (samano va samani va), a phrase used to include, and often as a synonym for, Buddhist monks and nuns.