Definitions for repudiaterɪˈpyu diˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•pu•di•aterɪˈpyu diˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to reject as having no authority or binding force.

  2. to disown:

    to repudiate a son.

  3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation.

  4. to reject with denial:

    to repudiate an accusation.

  5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt).

Origin of repudiate:

1535–45; < L repudiātus, ptp. of repudiāre to reject, refuse, v. der. of repudium rejection of a prospective spouse, divorce


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


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