|Origin:||, past participle of repudiare 'to end a marriage', from repudium 'divorce'|
re‧pu‧di‧ate [transitive] formal
to refuse to accept or continue with something [= reject]:
He repudiated all offers of friendship.
to state or show that something is not true or correct:
The book repudiates the racist stereotypes about black women.
—repudiation noun [uncountable]