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disavow

[ dis-uh-vou ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈvaʊ /
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verb (used with object)
to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for; disown; repudiate: He disavowed the remark that had been attributed to him.
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Origin of disavow

1350–1400; Middle English disavouen, desavouen<Anglo-French, Old French desavouer.See dis-1, avow

OTHER WORDS FROM disavow

dis·a·vow·ed·ly, adverbdis·a·vow·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disavow

disavow
/ (ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ) /

verb
(tr) to deny knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for

Derived forms of disavow

disavowal, noundisavowedly, adverbdisavower, noun
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