repudiate

  • 1 repudiate — re·pu·di·ate /ri pyü dē ˌāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing: to disavow or reject an obligation (as a debt) or duty (as performance under a contract); specif: to indicate an inability or unwillingness to perform as promised under (a contract) re·pu·di·a·tor /… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 repudiate — re‧pu‧di‧ate [rɪˈpjuːdieɪt] verb [transitive] LAW to state that a contract, agreement, sale etc is no longer effective: • This would be a breach of a condition which would enable the hirer to repudiate the contract. * * * repudiate UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Repudiate — Re*pu di*ate ( ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repudiated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repudiating}.] [L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium separation, divorce; pref. re re + pudere to be ashamed.] [1913 Webster] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 repudiate — 1540s, to cast off by divorce, from adj. meaning divorced, rejected, condemned (mid 15c.), from L. repudiatus, pp. of repudiare to divorce or reject, from repudium divorce, rejection, from re back, away + pudium, probably related to pes /ped foot …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 repudiate — 1 spurn, reject, refuse, *decline Analogous words: renounce, *abjure: *forgo, forbear, eschew, sacrifice Antonyms: adopt Contrasted words: *acknowledge, own, admit, avow, confess: embrace, espouse (see ADOPT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 repudiate — [v] reject; turn one’s back on abandon, abjure, apostatize, banish, be against, break with, cast, cast off, cut off, decline, default, defect, demur, deny, desert, disacknowledge, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, dishonor, disinherit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 repudiate — ► VERB 1) refuse to accept or be associated with. 2) deny the truth or validity of. 3) chiefly Law refuse to fulfil or discharge (an agreement, obligation, or debt). 4) archaic disown or divorce (one s wife). DERIVATIVES repudiation noun… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 repudiate — [ri pyo͞o′dē āt΄] vt. repudiated, repudiating [< L repudiatus, pp. of repudiare, to put away, divorce < repudium, separation, a divorce < re , away, back + base of pudere, to feel shame] 1. to refuse to have anything to do with; disown… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 repudiate — repudiable, adj. repudiative, adj. repudiator, n. /ri pyooh dee ayt /, v.t., repudiated, repudiating. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with… …

    Universalium

  • 10 repudiate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin repudiatus, past participle of repudiare, from repudium rejection of a prospective spouse, divorce, probably from re + pudēre to shame Date: 1545 1. to divorce or separate formally from (a woman) 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 repudiate — UK [rɪˈpjuːdɪeɪt] / US [rɪˈpjudɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms repudiate : present tense I/you/we/they repudiate he/she/it repudiates present participle repudiating past tense repudiated past participle repudiated formal 1) to say formally… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 repudiate — See deny, repudiate and refute, deny. See deny, repudiate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13 repudiate — [[t]rɪpju͟ːdieɪt[/t]] repudiates, repudiating, repudiated VERB If you repudiate something or someone, you show that you strongly disagree with them and do not want to be connected with them in any way. [FORMAL or WRITTEN] [V n] Leaders urged… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 repudiate — re•pu•di•ate [[t]rɪˈpyu diˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to reject as having no authority or binding force 2) to disown: to repudiate a son[/ex] 3) to reject with disapproval or condemnation 4) to reject with denial: to repudiate an… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 repudiate — /rəˈpjudieɪt / (say ruh pyoohdeeayt) verb (t) (repudiated, repudiating) 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force, as a claim, etc.: *Yet she did not feel strong enough to resist her parents and repudiate the solemn contract to which… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 repudiate — verb Repudiate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑contract, ↑treaty …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 repudiate — re|pu|di|ate [ rı pjudi,eıt ] verb transitive 1. ) FORMAL to say formally that something is not true: They repudiated all accusations of unlawful activity. 2. ) FORMAL to state that you do not accept or agree with something: REJECT: Party members …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 repudiate — [16] Repudiate originally meant ‘divorce one’s wife’. It comes from Latin repudiāre ‘divorce, reject’, a derivative of the noun repudium ‘divorce’. It has been suggested that the ultimate source of this may be pēs ‘foot’ (source of English pedal) …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 repudiate — verb (T) formal 1 to refuse to accept something; reject 1 (1): He repudiated all offers of friendship. 2 to state formally that something is untrue or incorrect: I repudiate emphatically any suggestion that I have acted dishonourably. 3 old… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 repudiate — [16] Repudiate originally meant ‘divorce one’s wife’. It comes from Latin repudiāre ‘divorce, reject’, a derivative of the noun repudium ‘divorce’. It has been suggested that the ultimate source of this may be pēs ‘foot’ (source of English pedal) …

    Word origins