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      vb   tr  
1    to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify  
Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated     
2    to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt)  
3    to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc.)  
     (C16: from Latin repudiare to put away, from repudium a separation, divorce, from re- + pudere to be ashamed)  
  repudiable      adj  
  repudiation      n  
  repudiative      adj  
  repudiator      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


abandon, abjure, cast off, cut off, deny, desert, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, forsake, reject, renounce, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, turn one's back on, wash one's hands of  
   accept, acknowledge, admit, assert, avow, defend, own, proclaim, ratify  

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