repudiate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/rɪˈpjuːdieɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrepudiate
he/she/itrepudiates
present participlerepudiating
past tenserepudiated
past participlerepudiated
  1. 2
    to state that you do not accept or agree with something

    Party members appeared on television to repudiate policies they had formerly supported.

  2. 3
    legal if you repudiate a contract or other agreement, you refuse to accept it

derived word

repudiation

 

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/rɪˌpjuːdiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]