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Meaning of REPUDIATE

Pronunciation:  ri'pyoodee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
  2. [v]  cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
  3. [v]  reject as untrue. unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"
  4. [v]  refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"

REPUDIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: renounce
 See Also: abjure, apostatise, apostatize, decline, deny, forswear, rebut, recant, refuse, refute, reject, reject, resile, retract, swallow, take back, tergiversate, unsay, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*pu"di*ate\ (-?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repudiated}
(-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repudiating}.] [L. repudiatus, p.
p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium
separation, divorce; pref. re- re- + pudere to be ashamed.]
1. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to
   renounce; to reject.

         Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care.

2. To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman
   one has promised to marry.

         His separation from Terentis, whom he repudiated not
         long afterward.                       --Bolingbroke.

3. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the
   State has repudiated its debts.