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disavow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disavow

  1. 1 to declare not to be true disavowed the testimony that she had given earlier in the trial Synonyms contradict, disaffirm, disallow, deny, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiateRelated Words traverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), disputeNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own

  2. 2 to refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility the government will disavow any knowledge of your mission Synonyms deny, disclaim, disown, repudiateRelated Words contradict, disallow, gainsay, negate, negative, refuse, reject; challenge, confute, criticize, disprove, rebut, refute; dispute, question; abdicate, abjure, recant, renounce, retractNear Antonyms accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; admit, concede, confess, grant; affirm, announce, assert, aver, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verifyAntonyms acknowledge, avow, claim, own, recognize

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