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English verb: repudiate

1. repudiate (communication) cast off

SamplesShe renounced her husband.
The parents repudiated their son.

Synonymsdisown, renounce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)reject

Narrower (hyponym)abjure, apostatise, apostatize, deny, forswear, rebut, recant, refute, resile, retract, swallow, take back, tergiversate, unsay, withdraw

2. repudiate (cognition) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

SamplesThe woman repudiated the divorce settlement.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reject

3. repudiate (communication) refuse to recognize or pay

SamplesRepudiate a debt.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse

4. repudiate (communication) reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

SamplesShe repudiated the accusations.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deny

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