disassociate

verb
dis·​as·​so·​ci·​ate | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈsō-sē-ˌāt How to pronounce disassociate (audio) , -shē-\
disassociated; disassociating; disassociates

Definition of disassociate

transitive verb

: to detach from association : dissociate

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Other Words from disassociate

disassociation \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˌsō-​sē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce disassociation (audio) , -​shē-​ \ noun

Examples of disassociate in a Sentence

the company tried to disassociate itself from the rest of the industry, which is widely viewed as corrupt

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One comes away from the documentary with the impression that this was an intense and highly emotional relationship for Carter, but also one that was highly disassociated from reality. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "How Did Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III Meet?," 8 July 2019 Now that the kilogram is disassociated from its physical form, it can be measured anywhere. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Weird Machine Could Be the Most Accurate Measuring System Ever," 3 June 2019 The intention was to disassociate Japan from the rest of Asia and signal its advanced status to Westerners. The Economist, "Japanese debate how foreigners should refer to them," 15 June 2019 Many of his best writers, including Heinlein and Asimov, disassociated themselves from Astounding’s apparent embrace of the paranormal and turned to other markets. Michael Saler, WSJ, "It Came From the Future," 18 Oct. 2018 While Behanan and Montrezl Harrell have been disassociated, many of the other former players have stopped by campus to work out. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "Chris Mack is making former Louisville basketball players feel welcome," 2 July 2018 Some of He's colleagues are emerging in the press, to either disassociate themselves from him or bring attention to his potential plight. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "CRISPR Baby Scientist Could Face Death Penalty, Colleague Fears," 8 Jan. 2019 Shortly after, Diff Eyewear, a brand that collaborated with Lee for a limited-edition collection, disassociated themselves from the blogger. Teryn Payne, Teen Vogue, "Laura Lee Apologizes for Racist Tweets as Gabriel Zamora Cut Ties with Manny MUA," 24 Aug. 2018 Using the feature will disassociate browsing data that Facebook collects from your specific account but it won’t be erased from Facebook’s servers completely, Baser said. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook still hasn’t launched a big privacy feature that Mark Zuckerberg promised more than seven months ago," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of disassociate

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disassociate was in 1598

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