1
[ verb ] cast off or disown

Synonyms

renounce

Examples

: "She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

Those in power tend to procrastinate and even to repudiate the electoral process .

2
[ verb ] refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

Examples

"The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 364. Cases Adjudged in the...)

In the light of these circumstances , as_well as the fact that the issue at trial in this respect centered entirely on the Department 's recommendation , which petitioner repudiated but which both the appeal board and the courts below found supported by the record , we find no relevancy in the hearing_officer 's report and notes .

Related terms

reject repudiation

3
[ verb ] refuse to recognize or pay

Examples

"repudiate a debt"

Related terms

refuse repudiation

4
[ verb ] reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

Examples

"She repudiated the accusations"

Related terms

deny repudiation

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