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Definition of repudiate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    repudiate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repudiate
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪt//
     
    he / she / it repudiates
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪts//
     
    past simple repudiated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪd//
     
    past participle repudiated
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form repudiating
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːdieɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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. Borrowers have begun repudiating their debt obligations. The buyer is entitled to repudiate the contract within a reasonable period of time.
  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 somebody any longer synonym disown He repudiated his first wife and married her sister.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (originally an adjective in the sense ‘divorced’): from Latin repudiatus ‘divorced, cast off’, from repudium ‘divorce’.
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