verb (used with object)
Words nearby disavow
Origin of disavow
OTHER WORDS FROM disavowdis·a·vow·ed·ly, adverbdis·a·vow·er, noun
Examples from the Web for disavow
Nor will the CIA disavow those controversial efforts entirely.
To disavow those moral responsibilities, our tradition suggests, is to not be truly free.
Rather than today's young women feeling like the heirs to a glorious legacy, they disavow those who came before.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today|Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are some pieces of themselves that politicians simply cannot disavow.Newt Gingrich Targets Romney, Returns to Cage-Fighting Roots|Michelle Cottle|January 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is vulnerable and victimized by an identity he should be able to disavow but cannot.Great Weekend Reads: 4 New Novels, November 13, 2011|Susan Salter Reynolds, Christopher Byrd, John Wilwol, Jennifer Miller|November 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, it so happened that the Queen had, in her own letter to Heneage, made the same statement which she now chose to disavow.History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete|John Lothrop Motley
If it was his correctness to ignore, it could never be hers to disavow.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
Whether private persons avow or disavow it, it is a fixed maxim of the Church of Rome.
Mr. Benson, the headmaster, declined to disavow the sentiments of the "Minutes," and was consequently dismissed.Fletcher of Madeley|Frederic W. Macdonald
I again repeat that I annul and disavow the peace you have made.