disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)
"She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
"The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
refuse to recognize or pay
"repudiate a debt"
reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
"She repudiated the accusations"
To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.
To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown.
To refuse to pay or honor (a debt).
Origin: From repudio, from repudium
to cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject
to divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry
to refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts
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
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, -ātum—repudium—re-, away, pudēre, to be ashamed.]
The numerical value of repudiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of repudiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I call on the French government to publicly repudiate the miserable statement and miserable action by a company that is under its partial ownership.
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.
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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