Disavow Dis`a*vow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disavowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disavowing}.] [F. d['e]savouer; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + avouer to avow. See {Avow}, and cf. {Disavouch}.] 1. To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime. [1913 Webster]

A solemn promise made and disavowed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove. [1913 Webster]

Yet can they never Toss into air the freedom of my birth, Or disavow my blood Plantagenet's. --Ford. [1913 Webster]

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