• WordNet 3.6
    • v repudiate refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
    • v repudiate cast off "She renounced her husband","The parents repudiated their son"
    • v repudiate reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust "She repudiated the accusations"
    • v repudiate refuse to recognize or pay "repudiate a debt"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repudiate To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject. "Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care."
    • Repudiate To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry. "His separation from Terentis, whom he repudiated not long afterward."
    • Repudiate To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repudiate To put away; divorce.
    • repudiate To cast away; reject; discard; renounce; disavow.
    • repudiate To refuse to acknowledge or to pay, as a debt; disclaim.
    • repudiate Repudiated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Repudiate rē-pū′di-āt to reject: to disclaim, as liability for debt: to disavow: to divorce
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  • Ronald Reagan
    “Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    “Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare, to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium, separation, divorce; pref. re-, re- + pudere, to be ashamed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. repudiāre, -ātumrepudiumre-, away, pudēre, to be ashamed.


In literature:

Anne's heart pained her with a profane tenderness, and a poignant repudiation.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
It must repudiate the Lord's Prayer.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Gerald, more than once, had caught Althea's eye fixed, repudiating in its calm, upon her.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The payment may be slow, but there is seldom total repudiation.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
He did not repudiate its doctrines, but considered himself free to criticize its practice.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
It is repudiated and despised to the utmost.
"Serbia in Light and Darkness" by Nikolaj Velimirovic
So it is a speculation, and, like all speculations, a good deal of repudiation mixes up with it.
"Canada and the Canadians" by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
She would scornfully repudiate the word.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Frederick had not only repudiated his love for her, but his baby too.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
On the lower plane, the legs and feet are instruments of unfathomable gratifications and repudiations.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence

In poetry:

do I repudiate. But foes I sniff!
My nose in all directions! I be so brave
I creep into an Arctic cave
for the rectal temperature of the biggest bear,
hibernating—in my left hand sugar.
I totter to the lip of the cliff.
"Dream Song 120: Foes I sniff, when I have less to shout" by John Berryman

In news:

Romney's repudiation of his 47 percent comments on Sean Hannity's program last night supplies the clearest signal.
Senate race hardly a repudiation of health reform.
The most important step George W Bush has taken with the presidential pardon power came last month, when he repudiated it.
Do you see the election results as a repudiation of your politics.
The sun hadn't set yesterday in DC before the official repudiation of the Bush Administration began.
Repudiate Murdock — Murray: 'Still support him' — Romney.
Carter calls on Americans to repudiate 'extremist doctrines'.
GOP should repudiate anti-Planned Parenthood comments.
Election is 'a repudiation of big government'.
"Massachusetts's reforms continue to be popular in Massachusetts -- sufficiently popular that Brown did not repudiate them," said Paul Starr, a Princeton public affairs professor.
Schapiro repudiates that anywhere in Lenin's speeches to the Tenth Party Congress can be found a promise of allowing future discussions in the party.
In his review of Kwame Anthony Appiah's The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen, David Brion Davis refers to "the repudiation" of Eric Williams's Capitalism and Slavery.
King Would Repudiate Today's U.S.- Warmongering .
American Islamic group repudiates death sentence on Gainesville pastor.
On Wednesday, the American Psychological Association made headlines by repudiating gay-to-straight therapy.

In science:

Indeed, for the sake of purported truth, many varieties of conceivable mixtures of determinism and chance have been claimed and repudiated.
Indeterminism and Randomness Through Physics
Non-repudiation protocols can be used as a tool of security to prove that the transaction actually took place and that the two parties actually interacted with each other where both the parties can not deny this fact in presence of a valid set of evidences . 8.
Software Security Rules, SDLC Perspective
This may well be the most damaging consequence of the failure of the scientific community to adopt AOE and repudiate SE.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
As the classical Cryptography, its objectives goes beyond con fidentiality and include methods to provide data integrity, non repudiation and authentication .
Quantum Communication Complexity of Quantum Authentication Protocols
Data authenticity: Security is a consolidative concept. It covers availability, authenticity, confidentiality and integrity . Security guards against unconventional information modification or destruction , involves ensuring information non-repudiation and authenticity is mandatory .
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System