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repudiate

[ ri-pyoo-dee-eyt ]
/ r瑟藞pyu di藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路pu路di路at路ed, re路pu路di路at路ing.
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.
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Origin of repudiate

First recorded in 1535鈥45; from Latin repudi膩tus (past participle of repudi膩re 鈥渢o reject, refuse鈥), equivalent to repudi(um) 鈥渁 casting off, divorce鈥 (re- + pud(ere) 鈥渢o make ashamed, feel shame鈥 + -ium noun suffix ) + -膩tus past participle sufffix; see re-, pudendum, -ium, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM repudiate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repudiate

repudiate , refute, refudiate (see word story at refudiate)
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British Dictionary definitions for repudiate

repudiate
/ (r瑟藞pju藧d瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratifyCongress 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)

Derived forms of repudiate

repudiable, adjectiverepudiation, nounrepudiative, adjectiverepudiator, noun

Word Origin for repudiate

C16: from Latin repudi膩re to put away, from repudium a separation, divorce, from re- + pud膿re to be ashamed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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