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disavow

dis·a·vow

disavow

 
pronunciation:
dIs vaU
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disavowed, disavowing, disavows
definition 1: to deny any knowledge of, responsibility for, or connection with; disclaim.
synonyms:
disclaim
antonyms:
acknowledge, admit, avow
similar words:
abjure, contradict, deny, disown, forswear, gainsay, recant, renounce, repudiate
definition 2: to deny having (knowledge, intention, or the like).
The demonstrators disavowed any intention of causing harm to the conference participants.
definition 3: to deny as being true.
derivation: disavowedly (adv.)