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“repudiate” in English

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repudiateverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈpjuː.di.eɪt/ us /rɪˈpjuː.di.eɪt/ formal
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˌpjuː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /rɪˌpjuː.diˈeɪ.ʃən/

They were surprised by his sudden repudiation of all his former beliefs.

(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 evidence presented at the trial has since been repudiated.
noun [ U ] us /rɪˌpjud·iˈeɪ·ʃən/

The election results 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 /rɪˈpjuːdieɪt/ us

LAW to decide that an agreement is no longer effective 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.

Where the buyer accepts 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)