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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of repudiare 'to end a marriage', from repudium 'divorce'

repudiate

verb
     
re‧pu‧di‧ate [transitive] formal
1 to refuse to accept or continue with something [= reject]:
He repudiated all offers of friendship.
2 to state or show that something is not true or correct:
The book repudiates the racist stereotypes about black women.
repudiation noun [uncountable]

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