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repudiate

Synonyms of repudiate in English:

verb

  • 1 a world that repudiated aggression and violence as a way of resolving disputes they have repudiated the founder of the party
    reject, renounce, abandon, forswear, give up, turn one's back on, have nothing more to do with, wash one's hands of, have no more truck with, abjure, disavow, recant, desert, discard, disown, cast off, lay aside, cut off, rebuff
    archaic forsake
    rare disprofess
    [Antonyms] embrace
  • 2 Cranham repudiated the allegations
    [Antonyms] confirm, acknowledge
  • 3 Egypt repudiated the treaty
    refuse to fulfil, disregard, ignore, disobey, dishonour, renege on, go back on, backtrack on;
    Law disaffirm, avoid, vacate
    [Antonyms] ratify, accept, abide by
  • 4 he repudiated his first wife
    divorce, end one's marriage to
    [Antonyms] marry
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