disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)
"She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
"The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
refuse to recognize or pay
"repudiate a debt"
reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
"She repudiated the accusations"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.
abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, desert, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from
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How to use repudiate in a sentence?
As an American, I repudiate Russia's or any other foreign government's attempt to interfere or meddle in our democratic process, and I would call on all Americans to do the same.
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.
The devoid of talent and unskilled ones repudiate the value of one's writing that even is beautiful, and visionary since one holds minor status, whereas, an idiot's deficient words, become quotable, who carries a high rank.
Agent Orange refused to repudiate the Klan, the alt-right and the Nazis, 'There's good people on both sides.' That's going to be on his gravestone.
I call on the French government to publicly repudiate the miserable statement and miserable action by a company that is under its partial ownership.
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