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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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