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Definitions for disavow
ˌdɪs əˈvaʊdis·avow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disavow(verb)

    refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with

    "Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"

Wiktionary

  1. disavow(Verb)

    To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown.

    He was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.

  2. disavow(Verb)

    To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.

    Because of her dissatisfaction, she now disavows the merits of socialism.

  3. Origin: From dis- + avow or from desavouer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disavow(verb)

    to refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime

  2. Disavow(verb)

    to deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove

  3. Origin: [F. dsavouer; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + avouer to avow. See Avow, and cf. Disavouch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disavow

    dis-a-vow′, v.t. to disclaim knowledge of, sanction of, or connection with: to disown: to deny.—n. Disavow′al. [O. Fr. desavouer, des—L. dis, away, avouer, to avow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disavow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disavow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of disavow in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    David Duke endorsed me? alright. I disavow. OK?

  2. Ron Paul:

    For me to disavow everything I ever wrote in a newsletter, I mean, that's foolishness.

  3. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan:

    I disavow these comments, claiming a person can't do their job because of race is sort of like a textbook definition of a racist comment.

  4. Trump Jr.:

    I hope every elected Democrat in the country has the common decency and moral courage to disavow these types of grotesque statements from members of their party.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I was very disappointed that he did not disavow what appears to be support from David Duke and the Klan, that is exactly the kind of statement that should be repudiated upon hearing it.

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