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repudiate

verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abnegate, abolish, abrogate, cancel, change sides, contradict, countermand, declare null and void, decline, default, demur, deny, disallow, disannul, disavow, disbar, discard, dishonor, dissent, dissolve, exclude, forswear, negate, neglect, nullify, override, overrule, proscribe, protest, recant, refuse to accept, refuse to acknowledge, reicere, reject, repeal, repudiare, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, spurn, withdraw
Associated concepts: repudiate a cause of action, repudiate a contract
See also: abandon, abolish, abrogate, adeem, annul, answer, blame, cancel, challenge, condemn, contemn, contradict, controvert, cross, decline, default, defect, demur, deny, deprecate, disaccord, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, disdain, dishonor, disinherit, disobey, disoblige, disown, dissent, except, exclude, forfeit, forswear, gainsay, ignore, invalidate, leave, negate, nullify, object, oust, overrule, picket, prohibit, proscribe, protest, rebut, recall, recant, refuse, refute, reject, relinquish, renounce, repel, reply, repulse, rescind, resign, revoke, secede, set aside, spurn, waive

TO REPUDIATE. To repudiate a right is to express in a sufficient manner, a determination not to accept it, when it is offered.
     2. He who repudiates a right cannot by that act transfer it to another. Repudiation differs from renunciation in this, that by the former he who repudiates simply declares that he will not accept, while he who renounces a right does so in favor of another. Renunciation is however sometimes used in the sense of repudiation. See To Renounce; Renunciation; Wolff, Inst. 339.

References in classic literature ?
The only way to save myself was to repudiate it, and let Wingrave get out of the affair as well as he could.
Munt's hearth-rug with ostentatious haste, a large claim he would repudiate quietly, and fight court by court.
I repudiate with a shudder the red hand when it is offered me.
which was true, though indeed there had not been anything particular to congratulate him upon), and that he begged, on behalf of himself and family, to repudiate the Marshal's offer, with all those thanks which its disinterested character and its perfect independence of all worldly considerations demanded.
In a passage of the Republic (492 b) Plato repudiates the notion that the sophists have a corrupting moral influence upon young men.
Her daughter repudiates her with an angry shrug and retires haughtily.
What, I think, is clearly established, is that a man's actions and beliefs may be wholly dominated by a desire of which he is quite unconscious, and which he indignantly repudiates when it is suggested to him.
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Republican Party leaders to repudiate an Islamophobic newsletter distributed by a GOP county committee in Idaho.
Kennedy did repudiate the most objectionable features of his church's policies on church and state, but his church's bishops continued to go their own way.
Barack Obama's economic adviser, who suggested to Canadian officials that a President Obama probably wouldn't be foolish enough to repudiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
McCain said: "We've had a dignified campaign, and I repudiate any comments that are made, including Pastor Hagee's, if they are anti-Catholic or offensive to Catholics" (Catholic News Agency, 8 March 2008).
They give plenty of leeway: In fact, the definition is eerily reminiscent of a 2002 Justice Department memo that the Bush Administration had to repudiate.