repudiate


repudiate

verb

Definition of REPUDIATE

1
to declare not to be true <vigorously repudiated the charge that she had lied on her résumé>
2
to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility <the angry mother bitterly repudiated her teenaged daughter, telling her that she never wanted to see or hear from her again>
4
to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <the producers of the hit TV show threatened to take the disgruntled actor to court if he attempted to repudiate his contract>
Antonyms adhere (to)

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