verb (used with object), re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing.
Origin of repudiate
Examples from the Web for repudiate
The testimony included that of two defendants, Salaam and Wise, who took the stand to repudiate their confessions.
But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’
Canada must repudiate extremism on both sides of the conflict.
The goal of broader coverage, however, Republicans do not have to repudiate.
Outrage ensued as the DNC and others called on Mitt to repudiate Ted.After Ted Nugent’s Tirade, More Backers Who Could Wound Mitt Romney|Ben Jacobs|April 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was about to repudiate the idea scornfully, when he sneezed!The Breaking Point|Mary Roberts Rinehart
He does not repudiate it but begs of her to choose something else, even the half of his kingdom rather than what she asks.Oscar Wilde|Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
There was something coming to him on that account which a man could not repudiate or ignore.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
Lamien; he had no wish to repudiate his position; at the end of the interview he considered himself engaged to Mdlle.Miss Hildreth, Volume 3 of 3|Augusta de Grasse Stevens
By all means let us repudiate such a system with heartfelt disgust.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
Word Origin for repudiate
1540s, "to cast off by divorce," from Latin repudiatus, past participle of repudiare "to cast off, put away, divorce, reject, scorn, disdain," from repudium "divorce, rejection, a putting away, dissolution of marriage," from re- "back, away" (see re-) + pudium, probably related to pes-/ped- "foot" [Barnhart]. If this is so, the original notion may be of kicking something away, but folk etymology commonly connects it with pudere "cause shame to." Of opinions, conduct, etc., "to refuse to acknowledge," attested from 1824. Earliest in English as an adjective meaning "divorced, rejected, condemned" (mid-15c.). Related: Repudiated; repudiating.