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Verb: repudiate  ri'pyoo-dee,eyt
  1. Cast off
    "The parents repudiated their son";
    - disown, renounce
     
  2. Refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
    "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
     
  3. Refuse to recognize or pay
    "repudiate a debt"
     
  4. Reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
    "She repudiated the accusations"

Derived forms: repudiating, repudiates, repudiated

Type of: decline, deny, refuse, reject

Encyclopedia: Repudiate