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Definition 1: refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid - [verb of cognition]

Samples where repudiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The woman repudiated the divorce settlement

(repudiate is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or acknowledge

"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

Definition 2: cast off - [verb of communication]

Samples where repudiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She renounced her husband
  • The parents repudiated their son

Synonyms for repudiate in the sense of this definition

(repudiate is a kind of ...) refuse to accept or acknowledge

"I reject the idea of starting a war" "The journal rejected the student's paper"

(... is a kind of repudiate ) abandon one's beliefs or allegiances

(... is a kind of repudiate ) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

"He retracted his earlier statements about his religion" "She abjured her beliefs"

(... is a kind of repudiate ) take back what one has said

"He swallowed his words"

(... is a kind of repudiate ) overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof

"The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"

(... is a kind of repudiate ) refuse to accept or believe

"He denied his fatal illness"

Definition 3: reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust - [verb of communication]

Samples where repudiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She repudiated the accusations

(repudiate is a kind of ...) declare untrue; contradict

"He denied the allegations" "She denied that she had taken money"

Definition 4: refuse to recognize or pay - [verb of communication]

Samples where repudiate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • repudiate a debt

(repudiate is a kind of ...) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

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