Acknowledge and Repudiate


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Acknowledge verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: finally had to acknowledge that she'd outgrown her favorite jacket

Repudiate is an antonym for acknowledge in topics: admit, verbally recognize authority, admit truth or reality of something, verbally recognize receipt of something.
Nearby Words: acknowledgment, acknowledgement, acknowledging
Antonyms for Acknowledge


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Repudiate verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: vigorously repudiated the charge that she had lied on her résumé

Acknowledge is an antonym for repudiate in reject topic.
Nearby Words: repudiation, repudiating
Antonyms for Repudiate
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Common collocations

part acknowledge part repudiate part
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