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disallow

dis·al·low

disallow

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs laU
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disallowed, disallowing, disallows
definition 1: to refuse to allow or admit; reject.
The referee disallowed the final goal.
antonyms:
allow
similar words:
deny, disapprove, negative, overrule, prohibit, reject
definition 2: to deny the truth or validity of.
antonyms:
admit, allow, concede
similar words:
contradict, deny, negate
derivations: disallowable (adj.), disallowance (n.)
Word Parts
The word disallow contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-