Definitions for repudiaterɪˈpyu diˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)

    cast off

    "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

  2. repudiate(verb)

    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

    "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"

  3. repudiate(verb)

    refuse to recognize or pay

    "repudiate a debt"

  4. repudiate(verb)

    reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

    "She repudiated the accusations"


  1. repudiate(Verb)

    To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.

  2. repudiate(Verb)

    To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown.

  3. repudiate(Verb)

    To refuse to pay or honor (a debt).

  4. Origin: From repudio, from repudium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repudiate(verb)

    to cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject

  2. Repudiate(verb)

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

  3. Repudiate(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium separation, divorce; pref. re- re- + pudere to be ashamed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repudiate

    rē-pū′di-āt, v.t. to reject: to disclaim, as liability for debt: to disavow: to divorce.—adj. Repū′diable, that may be repudiated: fit to be rejected.—ns. Repudiā′tion, the act of repudiating: rejection: an unprincipled method for the extinction of a debt by simply refusing to acknowledge the obligation: the state of being repudiated; Repudiā′tionist; Repū′diātor. [L. repudiāre, -ātumrepudiumre-, away, pudēre, to be ashamed.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repudiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repudiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I call on the French government to publicly repudiate the miserable statement and miserable action by a company that is under its partial ownership.

  2. Eldridge Cleaver:

    If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.

  3. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman:

    An approach like this allows us as a company to repudiate content we don't want to associate with the business, but gives individuals freedom to consume it if they choose.

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