Definition of disavow in English:

disavow

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Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈvaʊ
 
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verb

[with object]
  • Deny any responsibility or support for: the union leaders resisted pressure to disavow picket-line violence
    More example sentences
    • As an artist, he has knowingly signed forged drawings and disavows responsibility for his sometimes salacious subject matter.
    • Many became ill and suffered permanent symptoms, but the government disavowed responsibility for them because they were civilians.
    • The bottom line: both ABC News and the Washington Post are now disavowing any claim that the alleged ‘talking points memo’ was authored by a Republican, let alone that it was some kind of official Republican strategy memo.
    Synonyms
    deny, disclaim, disown, wash one's hands of; reject, repudiate; contradict, rebut, abjure, renounce, forswear, eschew

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French desavouer.

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