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 Most commonly, it's administered before or during certain surgeries to help patients' minds disassociate from the body and its pain for a more tranquil experience, as part of your typical multi-sedative anesthesia cocktail. Taylore Glynn, Allure, 18 Jan. 2022 But unfortunately, this won't disassociate the specific task from its negative emotional reaction in us. Agnes Uhereczky, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 In June 2010, the NCAA issued harsh sanctions to USC, which was forced to vacate the 2004 national title, relinquish 30 scholarships and permanently disassociate from Bush, whose presence was erased from USC and the NCAA record books. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2021 Athletes – hockey players are often depicted as the standard of toughness – are told to disassociate from bodies, shaking off injuries and playing through pain. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2021 Ahead of the recall election next week, some involved in getting out the vote on both sides of the effort appear to be attempting to disassociate themselves from the use of ballot collection. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 In her first week in office, Ms. Hochul has moved intently to disassociate herself from Mr. Cuomo, pursuing policies and a style of governing that cast her as the revitalizing antithesis of her predecessor. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 Bush was forced to return his Heisman Trophy and disassociate from USC. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2021 Harsh sanctions were imposed on USC, which was forced to vacate the 2004 national title and permanently disassociate from Bush. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of disassociate

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Disassociate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disassociate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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