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repudiate

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1 to declare not to be true
  • vigorously repudiated the charge that she had lied on her résumé

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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

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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

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decline, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn mean to turn away by not accepting, receiving, or considering. decline often implies courteous refusal especially of offers or invitations. declined his party's nomination refuse suggests more positiveness or ungraciousness and often implies the denial of something asked for. refused to lend them the money reject implies a peremptory refusal by sending away or discarding. rejected the manuscript as unpublishable repudiate implies a casting off or disowning as untrue, unauthorized, or unworthy of acceptance. teenagers who repudiate the values of their parents spurn stresses contempt or disdain in rejection or repudiation. spurned his overtures of friendship

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