disassociate

verb
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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Other Words from disassociate

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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Those senators aren't calling themselves democratic socialists but also not disassociating themselves from the movement's priorities. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "James Comey warns Democrats against socialism: 'Please, please don't lose your minds'," 2 Oct. 2018 Facebook also says that copies of certain items like log records will remain in its database, but notes that those are disassociated with personal identifiers. Micah Singleton, The Verge, "How to delete Facebook," 28 Sep. 2018 Ryan and some other Republican leaders have taken pains to disassociate the document requests from campaign politics or Mueller's probe, saying the House is conducting legitimate oversight. NBC News, "House Republicans grill FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts," 27 June 2018 Instead, critics argue, U.S. diplomats should work to clearly disassociate extremists from the vast majority of peaceful Muslims. Ian M. Hartshorn And Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Washington Post, "Here’s what happens when diplomats get involved in religious rhetoric," 11 Apr. 2018 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

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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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