dis·​af·​fil·​i·​ate | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈfi-lē-ˌāt How to pronounce disaffiliate (audio) \
disaffiliated; disaffiliating; disaffiliates

Definition of disaffiliate

intransitive verb

: to terminate an affiliation

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Other Words from disaffiliate

disaffiliation \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˌfi-​lē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce disaffiliation (audio) \ noun

Examples of disaffiliate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To go co-ed, sororities and fraternities must disaffiliate from the National Greek Organization, thereby losing their funding, national benefits, and international network. Marisa Salatino, Town & Country, "Why My Sorority Still Deserves a Place at Harvard," 31 Aug. 2016 The state Election Code requires independent candidates to disaffiliate from any political party at least 30 days before the primary election to be eligible for the general election. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "Philly judge seeks interim DA job," 12 July 2017 To run as an independent, a candidate would have had to disaffiliate from any political party at least 30 days before this year’s primary. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "What comes next for Philly's District Attorney's Office," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of disaffiliate

1863, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of disaffiliate was in 1863

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to engage in dissolute behavior

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