refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with
"Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"
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.
To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
Because of her dissatisfaction, she now disavows the merits of socialism.
Origin: From dis- + avow or from desavouer.
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
to deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove
Origin: [F. dsavouer; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + avouer to avow. See Avow, and cf. Disavouch.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of disavow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of disavow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of disavow in a Sentence
David Duke endorsed me? alright. I disavow. OK?
For me to disavow everything I ever wrote in a newsletter, I mean, that's foolishness.
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.
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.
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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