Part of speech: verb

To deny; disclaim; disown.

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Usage examples "disavow":

  1. The primitive instinct of the woman, in this hour of painful victory, would have dearly liked to disavow her own power. - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
  2. Upon what do you base your hopes, you who disavow the old gods and have no new gods to take their place? - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
  3. He would not disavow the secret of his heart. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.