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verb [transitive]     repudiate pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerepudiating
past tenserepudiated
past participlerepudiated
  1. 2
    formal 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
    old-fashioned to formally end a friendship or other relationship with someone
  3. 4
    legal if you repudiate a contract or other agreement, you refuse to accept it

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     repudiation pronunciation in American English
/rɪˌpjudiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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