disavow [ dis-uh-vou ]
The word of the day is ‘disavow’.
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence.
Yes, the past form of the word is disavowed.
3. Deny any responsibility or support for.
1. He felt his condition, and his powerful genius did not disavow it.
2. I feel shame—bitter, bitter shame, that I cannot disclaim him—disavow him!
3. The union leaders resisted pressure to disavow picket-line violence.
4. The President was obliged to disavow the acts of his agents.
5. She considered it to be her duty formally and officially to disavow her senior.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
contradict, disclaim, disown, forswear, impugn, repudiate, abjure, deny, disallow, gainsay, negate, refuse, renege, welsh, disacknowledge, wash hands of, weasel out of, worm out of, repudiate, rebut, eschew, etc.
accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, approve, claim, agree, go along, grant, permit, sanction, vouch for, vow
I wanted to write a book about people who have the best intentions and think – really, truly think – that they’re doing the right thing. And then they realize that when those ideals come knocking at their windowsill, a lot of times they will suddenly disavow those ideals.Celeste Ng
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