Definitions English

  • To reject the validity or authority of: "Chaucer . . . not only came to doubt the worth of his extraordinary body of work, but repudiated it” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
  • To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust: repudiated the accusation.
  • To refuse to recognize or pay: repudiate a debt.
  • To disown (a child, for example).
  • To refuse to have any dealings with.