dis·​af·​firm | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈfərm How to pronounce disaffirm (audio) \
disaffirmed; disaffirming; disaffirms

Definition of disaffirm

transitive verb

1 : to refuse to confirm : annul, repudiate

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disaffirmance \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˈfər-​mən(t)s How to pronounce disaffirmance (audio) \ noun

Examples of disaffirm in a Sentence

her sullen mood disaffirmed her repeated protestations that everything was just fine

First Known Use of disaffirm

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of disaffirm was in 1530

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“Disaffirm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaffirm. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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transitive verb
dis·​af·​firm | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈfərm How to pronounce disaffirm (audio) \

Legal Definition of disaffirm

: cancel, rescind used especially of a contract made by a minor

Other Words from disaffirm

disaffirmance \ ˌdi-​sə-​ˈfər-​məns How to pronounce disaffirmance (audio) \ noun
disaffirmation \ ˌdis-​ˌa-​fər-​ˈmā-​shən \ noun

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