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English definition of “disavow”

disavow

verb [T]     /ˌdɪs.əˈvaʊ/ formal
to say that you know nothing about something, or that you have no responsibility for or connection with something: They were quick to disavow the rumour. She tried to disavow her past.Refusing and rejecting disavowal     /-əl/ noun [C] Refusing and rejecting
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