Disavow Definition

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To deny any knowledge or approval of, or responsibility for; disclaim; disown.
Webster's New World
To assert to be wrong or of little value.
American Heritage

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

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

Origin of Disavow

  • Middle English disavowen from Old French desavouer des- dis- avouer to avow avow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dis- + avow or from Old French desavouer.

    From Wiktionary

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