Definition of disavow :
1. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
2. 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.
confute (part of speech: verb)
annul (part of speech: verb)
disaffirm, withdraw, abolish, delete, revoke, eliminate, invalidate, dismiss, refute, divorce, reject, destroy, eradicate, disclaim, annul, negate, extinguish, nullify, obliterate, repudiate, neutralize, dissolve, undo, cancel, efface, veto
deny (part of speech: verb)
negate (part of speech: verb)
renounce (part of speech: verb)
- To announce an enormity against which the world protests, to disavow it with indignation, to swear by all the gods, to declare himself an honest man,- and then, at the moment when people are reassured, and laugh at the enormity in question, to execute it. - "Napoleon the Little", Victor Hugo.
- If in any matter He was bound, as a teacher of spiritual truth, to disavow Jewish superstition, surely Christ was so bound in this matter. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
- And I beg, in the most pointed manner, to disavow all connection with, or previous knowledge of, that gentleman's visit and conversation. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.