disavow
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dɪsəˈvaʊ/
Verb

disavow (disavows, present participle disavowing; past and past participle disavowed)

  1. (transitive) To strongly and solemnly refuse to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like.
    Synonyms: abjure, deny, disclaim, disown, reject
    Antonyms: accept, own up
    He was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.
  2. (transitive) To deny; to show the contrary of; to deny legitimacy or achievement of any kind.
    Synonyms: disprove, deny, impugn, reject, repudiate
    Antonyms: accept, prove
    Because of her dissatisfaction, she now disavows the merits of fascism.
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