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"repudiate" in British English

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repudiateverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpjuː.di.eɪt/ formal
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   us   /rɪˌpjuː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/
They were ​surprised by his ​sudden repudiation of all his ​formerbeliefs.
(Definition of repudiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repudiate" in American English

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repudiateverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpjud·iˌeɪt/ fml
to ​refuse to ​accept or ​obey something or someone; ​reject: The ​evidencepresented at the ​trial has since been repudiated.
repudiation
noun [U]  us   /rɪˌpjud·iˈeɪ·ʃən/
The ​electionresults were a repudiation of the ​generals.
(Definition of repudiate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"repudiate" in Business English

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repudiateverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpjuːdieɪt/
LAW to decide that an ​agreement is no ​longereffective and that you will not do what it says you must do: repudiate a contract/agreement Failure to ​deliver on ​time will ​entitle the ​buyer to repudiate the ​contract.
FINANCE to decide that you will not ​pay back ​money that you ​owe: The Soviet Union repudiated its ​debt after the 1917 Revolution.
repudiation
noun [C or U]
Where the ​buyeraccepts the seller's ​breach as a repudiation of the ​contract, the ​buyer will be ​entitled to ​damages.
(Definition of repudiate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “repudiate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝,不接受, 否认, 批驳…
in Turkish reddetmek, tanımamak, kabul etmemek…
in Russian отвергать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絕,不接受, 否認, 批駁…
in Polish zaprzeczać, odrzucać…
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