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Definition of Repudiate

Repudiate

  1. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.
  2. To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.
  3. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.

Repudiate Quotations

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
Eldridge Cleaver

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy?
bell hooks

It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty.
Gordon W. Allport

If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates to blame America for these attacks.
Marc Racicot

In Shakespeare, unique individuals repudiate the stereotypes demanded by the structure of the play: Shylock commands our sympathy, Barnardine refuses to be hanged. Individuals trump the category.
Iain McGilchrist
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Repudiate Translations

repudiate in German is ablehnen
repudiate in Italian is rifiutare
repudiate in Spanish is repudiar, declinar

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