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repudiate

re·pu·di·ate

repudiate

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pyu di eIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: repudiated, repudiates, repudiating
definition 1: to reject completely as invalid or untrue.
They repudiated the religious beliefs of their childhood.
synonyms:
abjure, deny, disavow, disclaim, forswear, renounce
antonyms:
accept, adopt, confirm, embrace, espouse
similar words:
denounce, gainsay, negate, reject
definition 2: to separate oneself from; divorce or disown.
In anger, she repudiated her heirs.
synonyms:
disown, reject, renounce, spurn
antonyms:
join
similar words:
abandon, abjure, deny, desert, disavow, disclaim, disdain, divorce
definition 3: to refuse to be bound by.
The striking ballplayers repudiated their contract.
synonyms:
abandon, abdicate, desert, reject, renounce
similar words:
abjure, denounce, disobey, disregard, flout, oppugn, spurn, violate
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derivations: repudiable (adj.), repudiative (adj.), repudiation (n.), repudiator (n.)