dis·​af·​firm | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈfərm \
disaffirmed; disaffirming; disaffirms

Definition of disaffirm

transitive verb

1 : to refuse to confirm : annul, repudiate

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Other Words from disaffirm

disaffirmance \ -​ˈfər-​mən(t)s \ 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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transitive verb
dis·​af·​firm | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈfərm \

Legal Definition of disaffirm

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

Other Words from disaffirm

disaffirmance \ ˌdi-​sə-​ˈfər-​məns \ noun
disaffirmation \ ˌdis-​ˌa-​fər-​ˈmā-​shən \ noun

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to gather or build up little by little

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