I've looked up the definitions for both words and they seem different, yet similar -- especially renegade defined as 'a person behaving in a rebelliously unconventional manner' and rogue defined as 'a person that behaves in an aberrant way.'

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    I’ve searched Google for both definitions you’ve enclosed in quotation marks, and I can’t find either definition. Where did you get these definitions? – AmE speaker Jan 31 '18 at 6:01
  • @user1284969632635 The former apparently from an Oxford publication. Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words, Oxford Dictionary of English, and Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus all have it. – MetaEd Jan 31 '18 at 15:35

According to Merriam Webster, renegade is:

1 : a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
2 : an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior

While rogue is

1 : vagrant, tramp
2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel
3 : a mischievous person : scamp
4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave
5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation

So they cannot be used interchangeably.

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