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Word of the Day 07/23/20 Repudiate

Repudiate (verb)
repudiate [ ri-pyoo-dee-eyt ]


verb (used with object), re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing.
1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.
5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM REPUDIATE
re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective
re·pu·di·a·tor, noun
non·re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
non·re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective
un·re·pu·di·a·ble, adjective
un·re·pu·di·at·ed, adjective
un·re·pu·di·a·tive, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH REPUDIATE
refute, refudiate (see word story at refudiate)

WORDS RELATED TO REPUDIATE
abandon, recant, revoke, reverse, renounce, dismiss, disavow, spurn, retract, disown, repeal, forsake, rescind, dump, disapprove, rat, apostatize, flush, decline, cast

SYNONYMS FOR REPUDIATE
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1. disavow, renounce, discard, disclaim
3. condemn, disapprove

ANTONYMS FOR REPUDIATE
1. accept
3. approve

Origin: 1535–45; < Latin repudiātus (past participle of repudiāre to reject, refuse), equivalent to repudi(um) a casting off, divorce (re- re- + pud(ere) to make ashamed, feel shame (see pudendum) + -ium -ium) + -ātus -ate

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