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re·pu·di·ate

 (rĭ-pyo͞o′dē-āt′)
tr.v. re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing, re·pu·di·ates
1. To reject the validity or authority of: "Chaucer ... not only came to doubt the worth of his extraordinary body of work, but repudiated it" (Joyce Carol Oates).
2. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust: repudiated the accusation.
3. To refuse to recognize or pay: repudiate a debt.
4.
a. To disown (a child, for example).
b. To refuse to have any dealings with.

[Latin repudiāre, repudiāt-, from repudium, divorce.]

re·pu′di·a′tive adj.
re·pu′di·a′tor n.

repudiate

(rɪˈpjuːdɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify: Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated.
2. (Banking & Finance) to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt)
3. to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc)
[C16: from Latin repudiāre to put away, from repudium a separation, divorce, from re- + pudēre to be ashamed]
reˈpudiable adj
reˌpudiˈation n
reˈpudiative adj
reˈpudiˌator n

re•pu•di•ate

(rɪˈpyu diˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to reject as having no authority or binding force.
2. to disown: to repudiate a son.
3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation.
4. to reject with denial: to repudiate an accusation.
5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt).
[1535–45; < Latin repudiātus, past participle of repudiāre to reject, refuse, v. derivative of repudium rejection of a prospective spouse, divorce]
re•pu′di•a•ble, adj.
re•pu′di•a`tive, adj.
re•pu′di•a`tor, n.

repudiate


Past participle: repudiated
Gerund: repudiating

Imperative
repudiate
repudiate
Present
I repudiate
you repudiate
he/she/it repudiates
we repudiate
you repudiate
they repudiate
Preterite
I repudiated
you repudiated
he/she/it repudiated
we repudiated
you repudiated
they repudiated
Present Continuous
I am repudiating
you are repudiating
he/she/it is repudiating
we are repudiating
you are repudiating
they are repudiating
Present Perfect
I have repudiated
you have repudiated
he/she/it has repudiated
we have repudiated
you have repudiated
they have repudiated
Past Continuous
I was repudiating
you were repudiating
he/she/it was repudiating
we were repudiating
you were repudiating
they were repudiating
Past Perfect
I had repudiated
you had repudiated
he/she/it had repudiated
we had repudiated
you had repudiated
they had repudiated
Future
I will repudiate
you will repudiate
he/she/it will repudiate
we will repudiate
you will repudiate
they will repudiate
Future Perfect
I will have repudiated
you will have repudiated
he/she/it will have repudiated
we will have repudiated
you will have repudiated
they will have repudiated
Future Continuous
I will be repudiating
you will be repudiating
he/she/it will be repudiating
we will be repudiating
you will be repudiating
they will be repudiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repudiating
you have been repudiating
he/she/it has been repudiating
we have been repudiating
you have been repudiating
they have been repudiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repudiating
you will have been repudiating
he/she/it will have been repudiating
we will have been repudiating
you will have been repudiating
they will have been repudiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repudiating
you had been repudiating
he/she/it had been repudiating
we had been repudiating
you had been repudiating
they had been repudiating
Conditional
I would repudiate
you would repudiate
he/she/it would repudiate
we would repudiate
you would repudiate
they would repudiate
Past Conditional
I would have repudiated
you would have repudiated
he/she/it would have repudiated
we would have repudiated
you would have repudiated
they would have repudiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repudiate - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
apostatise, apostatize, tergiversate - abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
abjure, forswear, recant, retract, resile - formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back - take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
rebut, refute - overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; "The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments"
deny - refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness"
2.repudiate - refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
3.repudiate - refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
4.repudiate - reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"
deny - declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"

repudiate

verb
1. reject, renounce, retract, disown, abandon, desert, reverse, cut off, discard, revoke, forsake, cast off, rescind, disavow, turn your back on, abjure, wash your hands of He repudiated any form of nationalism.
reject own, accept, admit, defend, acknowledge, assert, proclaim, ratify, avow
2. deny, oppose, disagree with, rebuff, refute, disprove, rebut, disclaim, gainsay (archaic or literary) He repudiated the charges.
4. divorce, end your marriage to A woman can repudiate her insane husband.

repudiate

verb
To refuse to recognize or acknowledge:
Translations

repudiate

[rɪˈpjuːdɪeɪt] VT
1. (= deny) [+ charge] → rechazar, negar
2. (= refuse to recognize) [+ debt, treaty] → negarse a reconocer, desconocer; [+ attitude, values, wife, violence] → repudiar

repudiate

[rɪˈpjuːdieɪt] vt
[+ idea, view, report] → désavouer; [+ violence] → désavouer; [+ accusation, charge, allegation] → rejeter
(old-fashioned) [+ wife] → répudier

repudiate

vt personverstoßen; authorship, debt, obligationnicht anerkennen; accusation, remarks, chargezurückweisen

repudiate

[rɪˈpjuːdɪˌeɪt] (frm) vt (charge, offer of friendship) → respingere; (debt, treaty) → disconoscere, rifiutarsi di onorare; (one's wife) → ripudiare

repudiate

v. repudiar, repeler.
References in classic literature ?
But, the same consideration that suggested him, repudiated him; he lived in the most violent Quarter, and doubtless was influential there, and deep in its dangerous workings.
You must understand that the empire has recently come to be repudiated in Italy, that the Pope has acquired more temporal power, and that Italy has been divided up into more states, for the reason that many of the great cities took up arms against their nobles, who, formerly favoured by the emperor, were oppressing them, whilst the Church was favouring them so as to gain authority in temporal power: in many others their citizens became princes.
And that, since he has been engaged upon these Adventures, he has received, from private quarters far beyond the reach of suspicion or distrust, accounts of atrocities, in the perpetration of which upon neglected or repudiated children, these schools have been the main instruments, very far exceeding any that appear in these pages.
A concession repudiated, a bank failure, a big slump - what does it matter?
In another minute I was walking side by side with the woman who had sternly repudiated me as a member of her family; feeling, I own, terribly discomposed, and not knowing in the least whether I ought or ought not to assume the responsibility, in my husband's absence, of telling her who I was.
In his own case, Alexey Alexandrovitch saw that a legal divorce, that is to say, one in which only the guilty wife would be repudiated, was impossible of attainment.
But he had not spoken out of his own will and desire; and he felt it in his heart a noble return for his late injurious treatment to be faithful to the last to those who had repudiated him.
said Sir Charles, offering his hand as a severe expression of his duty to his wife's guest, who took it cordially, nodded to Erskine, looked without recognition at Gertrude, whose frosty stillness repudiated Lady Brandon's implication that the stranger was acquainted with her, and turned to Agatha, to whom he bowed.
Macey, though he joined in the defence of Marner against all suspicions of deceit, also pooh-poohed the tinder-box; indeed, repudiated it as a rather impious suggestion, tending to imply that everything must be done by human hands, and that there was no power which could make away with the guineas without moving the bricks.
The chevalier had repudiated the ridiculous costume still preserved by certain monarchical old men; he had frankly modernized himself.
In the present instance I vehemently repudiated the accusation of frivolity, and pressed Mrs.
I could never face you nor any other honest person if I repudiated my promise to Mr.