Definition of disavow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

disavow

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ//
 
disavow something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disavow
 
he / she / it disavows
 
past simple disavowed
 
-ing form disavowing
 
 
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to state publicly that you have no knowledge of something or that you are not responsible for something or someone The coach disavowed responsibility for the player's behavior.
NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊəl//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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