The difference between Abjure and Shun

When used as verbs, abjure means to renounce upon oath, whereas shun means to avoid, especially persistently.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abjure and Shun

  1. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.


    "To abjure allegiance to a prince."

    "To abjure the realm (''to swear to abandon it forever'')."

  2. Abjure as a verb (transitive, obsolete, historical):

    to cause one to renounce or recant.

  3. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim.


    "To abjure errors."

  4. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to abstain from; to avoid; to shun.

  1. Shun as a verb (transitive):

    To avoid, especially persistently.


    "Acrophobes shun mountaineering."

  2. Shun as a verb (transitive):

    To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).

  3. Shun as a verb (transitive):

    To screen, hide.

  4. Shun as a verb (transitive):

    To shove, push.

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