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Definition of disavow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disavow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disavow
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊ//
 
he / she / it disavows
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊz//
 
past simple disavowed
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊd//
 
past participle disavowed
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊd//
 
-ing form disavowing
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈvaʊɪŋ//
 
 
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disavow something (formal) to state publicly that you have no knowledge of something or that you are not responsible for something/somebody They disavowed claims of a split in the party. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French desavouer.
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