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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.


forswear, discard, refuse, recant, disconfirm, disallow, not be someone's keeper, recall, shirk, wash your hands of, accept, disacknowledge, disown, negative, gainsay, abjure, neglect.

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