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repudiate

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈpjuː.di.eɪt/ formal us  
to refuse to accept something or someone as true, good, or reasonable: He repudiated the allegation/charge/claim that he had tried to deceive them. I utterly repudiate those remarks.
repudiation
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌpjuː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
They were surprised by his sudden repudiation of all his former beliefs.
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