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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disassociation \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˌsō-​sē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce disassociate (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
Recent Examples on the Web And the Republican Party, Peter Alexander, doesn't seem to be, at least interested at least publicly, to try to disassociate itself with so many of these folks. NBC News, "Meet the Press - April 11, 2021," 11 Apr. 2021 But now the church wants to disassociate any connection with Freemasonry. The Salt Lake Tribune, "In wake of temple mural removals, question arises: How is the LDS Church doing in preserving its past?," 28 Mar. 2021 The fallout continued offline too, with Chinese celebrities quick to disassociate themselves from the brands and tear up endorsement deals. NBC News, "Nike, H&M face backlash and boycotts in China over stance on Uyghur treatment," 25 Mar. 2021 The Blues Foundation’s need to disassociate itself from racist imagery is especially vital because the blues genre is unimaginable without Black artists and composers. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Blues Music Award Nomination Rescinded Due to Confederate Flag Use," 18 Mar. 2021 If a dealer has little or no presence online, that could mean the company has recently changed its name to disassociate itself from multiple negative reviews. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "How to avoid falling victim to South Florida’s online car sales scams," 28 Feb. 2021 Earlier this year, Miller and his fellow members decided to formally disassociate themselves from YAF. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, "The Ghost of Theodore Roosevelt," 28 Feb. 2021 The enduring popularity of the Conservatives amid the pandemic does thus point to at least one secret of its success: the party’s ability to disassociate itself from the consequences of its own actions. Samuel Earle, The New Republic, "The Sordid Story of the Most Successful Political Party in the World," 23 Feb. 2021 The AFL-CIO has declined to break ties with the International Union of Police Associations, spurring some locals to take their own steps to disassociate themselves from police unions. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "Ballot initiative to gut San Antonio police union draws opposition from AFL-CIO," 7 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of disassociate

1598, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2021

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“Disassociate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disassociate. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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