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-nŭo , ŭi, ĕre, v. n. and
I.a. [nuo, whence nutum; abnuo], to nod back the head, to deny by a motion of the head; to deny, oppose, disapprove, reject, decline, refuse, = recusare (rare before the Aug. per.; syn.: abnuo, abnego).
I. Neutr.: “renuit negitatque Sabellus,Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 49: “renuit Tiberius,Tac. A. 1, 76: “renuenti et gestu in aliud tempus differenti (Caesari),Suet. Caes. 82: “renuente deo,against the will of the god, Ov. M. 8, 325; Tib. 1, 5, 20; Mart. 2, 14, 14; cf.: “fato renuente,Sil. 10, 49: “credere me tamen hoc oculo renuente negavi,with an incredulous eye, Ov. H. 17, 89.—With dat.: “dixerunt hic modo nobiscum ad haec subsellia: quibus superciliis renuentes huic decem millium crimini!they deny this charge, Cic. Rab. Post. 13, 36: “idem Subrio Flavio annuenti an destringeret gladium renuit infregitque impetus,checked, Tac. A. 15, 58 fin.: “vocavi et renuistis,Vulg. Prov. 1, 24.—
II. Act.: “renuis tu quod jubet alter,Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 63: “convivium,to decline, Cic. Cael. 11, 27: nec laudem Danai tanto renuere labori, refused, Sabin. 1, 27: “plaga renuit curari,Vulg. Jer. 15, 18.
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    • Cicero, For Marcus Caelius, 11.27
    • Cicero, For Rabirius Postumus, 13.36
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8.325
    • Old Testament, Jeremiah, 15.18
    • Old Testament, Proverbs, 1.24
    • Tacitus, Annales, 1.76
    • Tacitus, Annales, 15.58
    • Suetonius, Divus Julius, 82
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