repudiate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Cast off, as of a family member or friend.

She repudiated her husband.
The couple repudiated their only son.
I repudiate you!

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Refuse to recognize something as valid (not a person).

The party repudiated the election of the President.
The woman repudiated the divorce settlement.
He repudiated the accusations.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: repudiate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4