to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.
to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.
- re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
- re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective
- re·pu·di·a·tor, noun
- non·re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
- non·re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective
- un·re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
- un·re·pu·di·at·ed, adjective
- un·re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective
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How to use repudiate in a sentence
We think Republican leaders are essential in putting an end to all of this by clearly repudiating election conspiracies and violence in messages to the public.
“We repudiate, denounce and condemn the inability of government institutions in Cuba to dialogue and recognize dissent, activist autonomy, empowerment of minorities and respect for human and citizen rights,” the document says.A hunger strike in San Isidro, the protest that does not let Havana sleep | Maykel González Vivero | November 30, 2020 | Washington Blade
This could affect both the degree to which Democrats pursue a more aggressive agenda, and the extent to which Republicans regard Trumpism as having been repudiated.8 Tips To Stay Sane In The Final 15 Days Of The Campaign | Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
ProPublica’s responseProspect misleadingly suggests this “one source” repudiated all of the multiple statements attributed to him in our article.A Hospital Chain Said Our Article Was Inaccurate. It’s Not. | by Peter Elkind | October 12, 2020 | ProPublica
If such a policy or practice exists, it violates protestors’ Fourth Amendment and due process rights, and it should be immediately repealed and repudiated.Morning Report: Another Potential Violation for Barrios | Sara Libby | September 25, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
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.’
Would they commit an act of courage that would repudiate 60 years of German war crimes decisions?
Canada must repudiate extremism on both sides of the conflict.
Not only do I not classify myself as a birther, I specifically repudiate the birther thesis with two books and the film.Meghan McCain Talks to ‘2016: Obama’s America’ Director Dinesh D’Souza | Meghan McCain | September 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
My teacher—the author of the Kriegswissenschaft—the ideal revolutionist—he to denounce me, to repudiate propaganda by deed?Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
But thou, O my Provence, bePg 195 not disturbed about the sons that disown thee and repudiate thy speech.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
He is not called to repudiate idolatry, but by divine command to go to an unknown country.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
It often happens that the people are too ready to follow the demagogue and to repudiate and ridicule the honest reformer.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
Mrs. Brookenham's failure to repudiate the vision appeared to suffice, and her visitor cheerfully took a further jump.The Awkward Age | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for repudiate
to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify: Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated
to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt)
to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc)
- repudiable, adjective
- repudiation, noun
- repudiative, adjective
- repudiator, noun
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