disavow

[dis-uh-vou]
verb (used with object)
to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for; disown; repudiate: He disavowed the remark that had been attributed to him.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English disavouen, desavouen < Anglo-French, Old French desavouer. See dis-1, avow

disavowedly, adverb
disavower, noun


deny, reject, disclaim.
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disavow (ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ)
 
vb
(tr) to deny knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for
 
disa'vowal
 
n
 
disa'vowedly
 
adv
 
disa'vower
 
n

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disavow
late 14c., from dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + avow. Related: Disavowed.
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Example sentences
Judicial nominees, meanwhile, scrambled to disavow positions they had taken
  before the society.
The university can disavow him publicly, of course, while still affirming the
  worth of tenure.
For it to disavow its regulatory lusts would be a prodigious act of self-denial.
But, if you are captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of
  this post.
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