dis·as·so·ci·ate | \ˌdis-ə-ˈsō-sē-ˌāt, -shē-\

Definition of disassociate 

transitive verb

: to detach from association : dissociate

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disassociation \-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -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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Wright was Obama's controversial pastor whose inflammatory remarks led the future president to disassociate from him. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Rauner campaign gets back on the airwaves with ad about Prizker phone call with Blagojevich," 5 June 2018 Two players from that national title team have been disassociated from the program. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "Chris Mack is making former Louisville basketball players feel welcome," 2 July 2018 The new tool, when launched, would be the first opportunity users have to see what is being tracked, and to have the ability to disassociate that collected information with their Facebook social-media accounts. Katherine Bindley, WSJ, "Facebook’s Boldest Privacy Tool Is Coming Soon," 1 May 2018 The event, created by the leader of a local chapter of Our Revolution, prompted backlash from Clinton allies, leading Sanders’ top adviser to condemn it and disassociate his boss from the group, which grew out of Sanders presidential campaign. James Freeman, WSJ, "Hillary, Jeb and the Trump Kids," 30 Mar. 2018 Ryan and some other Republican leaders have made pains to disassociate the document requests from campaign politics or Mueller’s probe, saying the House is conducting legitimate oversight. Mary Clare Jalonick, The Seattle Times, "GOP sharpens focus on Justice Department as election looms," 26 June 2018 The disregard for my existence raised me into an apathetic adult- completely disassociated from my emotions. Sarah Bahbah, Teen Vogue, "Sarah Bahbah Exclusive Interview About Surviving Child Abuse," 1 June 2018 Companies seek distance After the Parkland massacre, a number of major US companies sought to disassociate themselves from the firearms industry. Daniel Trotta, The Christian Science Monitor, "Entrepreneurs create gun-friendly sites after corporate pushback," 7 May 2018 In its lawsuit, the NRA alleges that this -- and other actions -- showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state DFS were unconstitutionally trying to force companies to disassociate from the lobby group. Jason Hanna And Laura Ly, CNN, "NRA sues New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accusing state of 'blacklisting' it," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of disassociate

1598, in the meaning defined above

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