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Definition of repudiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repudiate
    he / she / it repudiates
    past simple repudiated
    -ing form repudiating
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  1. 1repudiate something to refuse to accept something synonym reject to repudiate a suggestion Socialism had been repudiated at the polls.
  2. 2repudiate something to say officially and/or publicly that something is not true synonym deny to repudiate a report
  3. 3repudiate somebody (old-fashioned) to refuse to be connected with someone any longer synonym disown He repudiated his first wife and married her sister.
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noun [uncountable] the repudiation of a claim
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