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 disaffiliate (audio) \ noun

Examples of disaffiliate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some remaining church members have chosen to disaffiliate with the denomination under guidelines for separation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference in 2019. al, 8 June 2021 Hoag has made the choice to disaffiliate from Providence. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 The community deserves a full picture of why Hoag wants to disaffiliate from Providence and how Providence continues to interfere in its services. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 The congregation voted to disaffiliate in September 2019, with 309 members voting in favor and seven members voting in opposition, according to information from Asbury Memorial Church. Will Peebles, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2020 The South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church voted to allow Asbury to disaffiliate from the UMC in a virtual meeting on Aug. 15. Will Peebles, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2020 Stien sent an email Sunday night announcing the decision to disaffiliate, falling back on those Christian values. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 9 June 2020 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, 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, 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of disaffiliate

1863, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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18 Jun 2021

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“Disaffiliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffiliate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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