- To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown.
- He was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.
- To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
- Because of her dissatisfation, she now disavows the merits of socialism.
- French: désavouer, désapprouver
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