Antonyms for repudiate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ri-pyoo-dee-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpyu diˌeɪt

Definition of repudiate

Origin :
  • 1540s, "to cast off by divorce," from Latin repudiatus, past participle of repudiare "to cast off, put away, divorce, reject, scorn, disdain," from repudium "divorce, rejection, a putting away, dissolution of marriage," from re- "back, away" (see re-) + pudium, probably related to pes-/ped- "foot" [Barnhart]. If this is so, the original notion may be of kicking something away, but folk etymology commonly connects it with pudere "cause shame to." Of opinions, conduct, etc., "to refuse to acknowledge," attested from 1824. Earliest in English as an adjective meaning "divorced, rejected, condemned" (mid-15c.). Related: Repudiated; repudiating.
  • verb reject; turn one's back on
Example sentences :
  • Philip was ashamed of his glories, but he had no heart to repudiate them.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • There was something coming to him on that account which a man could not repudiate or ignore.
  • Extract from : « The Flockmaster of Poison Creek » by George W. Ogden
  • I ought to have said the bargain ceases the instant you repudiate it.
  • Extract from : « A Rent In A Cloud » by Charles James Lever
  • This was the feeling that had made it incumbent on him to repudiate a wife who had so treated him.
  • Extract from : « Kept in the Dark » by Anthony Trollope
  • There are circumstances in which a good citizen is bound to repudiate all complicity.
  • Extract from : « The Gods are Athirst » by Anatole France
  • Very likely she would be the first to repudiate half of what I have been saying.
  • Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • And as I loathe and hate it, so do I cast off and repudiate the name of Englishman.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • It is certain that the cottage owners cannot repudiate their ownership.
  • Extract from : « The Johnstown Horror » by James Herbert Walker
  • He glared at them, half inclined to return them and repudiate responsibility.
  • Extract from : « Colorado Jim » by George Goodchild
  • If you repudiate such a proceeding with such energy, why do you like her for it?
  • Extract from : « Nona Vincent » by Henry James

Synonyms for repudiate

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