from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown.
- v. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown.
- transitive v. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disown; disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or connection with; repudiate; deny concurrence in or approval of; refuse to own or acknowledge; disclaim.
- To deny; disprove.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with
Then, as now, the issue was the Palestinians' maximalist demands and the refusal of the State Department to insist that the Palestinians "disavow" an agenda that would spell the demise of the Jewish state.
I have to say, as a Die Hard Mode fan, that Just Can't Get Enough is one of the tracks I kind of disavow a little ...
He's not going to 'disavow' it, whatever that means in this context.
"He needs to 'disavow' that community and its leaders entirely!" many will decry.
Of course, St John will "disavow" every single smear and the press will give him credit for being a stand up guy.
In answer to another question, she said she didn't know if any 9-11 Truthers were on her staff, and she wouldn't "disavow" (Beck's term) anyone for their opinion on that topic.
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His appeal mischaracterizes Robinson's actions, claiming the judge was "offended" that Kerik's supporters "had proclaimed his innocence and criticized the prosecution prior to the plea, and Mr. Kerik did not 'disavow' these statements. ...
'disavow' any advisers known to hold certain beliefs about 9/11.
We disavow any single causal interpretation of historical trends—too many different things are going on in modern society for any simple story to be explanatory.