Repudiate is to refuse to have anything to do with or to reject in a public way.(verb)
An example of repudiate is to go against an argument in a debate.
See repudiate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L repudiatus, pp. of repudiare, to put away, divorce < repudium, separation, a divorce < re-, away, back + base of pudere, to feel shame
See repudiate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing, re·pu·di·ates
Origin: Latin repudiāre, repudiāt-
Origin: , from repudium, divorce.
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