dissociate

  • 1dissociate — UK [dɪˈsəʊsɪeɪt] / US [dɪˈsoʊʃɪˌeɪt] or disassociate UK [ˌdɪsəˈsəʊsɪˌeɪt] / US [ˌdɪsəˈsoʊʃɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms dissociate : present tense I/you/we/they dissociate he/she/it dissociates present participle dissociating past tense… …

    English dictionary

  • 2dissociate — dis*so ci*ate (d[i^]s*s[=o] sh[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissociated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissociating}.] [L. dissociatus, p. p. of dissociare to dissociate; dis + sociare to unite, associate, socius companion. See {Social}.] To separate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3dissociate — [dɪˈsəʊsiˌeɪt] or disassociate [^ˌdɪsəˈsəʊsiˌeɪt] verb dissociate yourself from to show clearly that you are not connected with someone or something dissociation [dɪˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 4dissociate — meaning ‘to end an assocation with’, is first recorded in 1623, slightly later than its variant disassociate, and is now the more favoured form. It is followed by from and is often used reflexively (with oneself etc.): • The mother immediately… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5dissociate — ► VERB 1) disconnect or separate. 2) (dissociate oneself from) declare that one is not connected with (someone or something). DERIVATIVES dissociation noun dissociative adjective. ORIGIN Latin dissociare separate …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6dissociate — [di sō′shē āt΄; ] also [, di sō′sē āt΄] vt. dissociated, dissociating [< L dissociatus, pp. of dissociare < dis , apart + sociare, to join < socius, companion: see SOCIAL] 1. to break the ties or connection between; sever association… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7dissociate — I verb break up, cut adrift, cut off, demobilize, detach, disassociate, disband, disconnect, disencumber, disengage, disjoin, dispart, disperse, displace, dissever, disunite, divide, divorce, free, have no concern with, isolate, keep apart,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8dissociate — 1610s (implied in dissociated), from L. dissociatus, pp. of dissociare to separate from companionship, disunite, set at variance, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + sociare to join, from socius companion (see SOCIAL (Cf. social …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9dissociate — [v] part company with; separate abstract, alienate, break off, detach, disassociate, disband, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disperse, disrupt, distance, disunite, divide, divorce, estrange, isolate, quit, scatter, segregate, set apart, uncouple …

    New thesaurus

  • 10dissociate — v. (D; refl.) also: disassociate to dissociate from USAGE NOTE: Some purists prefer dissociate. D; refl., tr.) to dissociate from (we dissociate d ourselves from his views) * * * [dɪ səʊʃɪeɪt] (D; refl.) to dissociate from (USAGE NOTE: Some… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11dissociate — [[t]dɪso͟ʊʃieɪt[/t]] dissociates, dissociating, dissociated 1) VERB If you dissociate yourself from something or someone, you say or show that you are not connected with them, usually in order to avoid trouble or blame. [V pron refl from n] It… …

    English dictionary

  • 12dissociate — dis|so|ci|ate [ dı souʃi,eıt ] or dis|as|so|ci|ate [ ,dısə souʃi,eıt ] verb transitive 1. ) FORMAL to consider two people or things to be separate, different, or not connected to each other: I was making movies while I was still a pop singer and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13dissociate — verb (T) 1 dissociate yourself from to do or say something to show that you do not agree with a person or organization, especially so that you avoid being criticized for their behaviour or views: I wish to dissociate myself from the views… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14dissociate — dis|so|ci|ate [dıˈsəuʃieıt, sieıt US ˈsou ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: dissociare, from sociare to join ] 1.) to do or say something to show that you do not agree with the views or actions of someone with whom you had a connection… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15dissociate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin dissociatus, past participle of dissociare, from dis + sociare to join, from socius companion more at social Date: 1582 transitive verb 1. to separate from association or unio …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16dissociate — dissociative, adj. /di soh shee ayt , see /, v., dissociated, dissociating. v.t. 1. to sever the association of (oneself); separate: He tried to dissociate himself from the bigotry in his past. 2. to subject to dissociation. v.i. 3. to withdraw… …

    Universalium

  • 17dissociate — verb /dɪˈsəʊ.ʃi.eɪt,dɪˈsəʊ.si.eɪt,dɪˈsoʊ.ʃi.eɪt,dɪˈsoʊ.si.eɪt/ a) To make unrelated; to sever a connection; to separate. A number of group members wish to dissociate themselves from the majority. b) To part; …

    Wiktionary

  • 18dissociate — [dɪ səʊʃɪeɪt, sɪ ] verb 1》 disconnect or separate.     ↘(dissociate oneself from) declare that one is not connected with or a supporter of. 2》 Psychiatry cause (a component of mental activity) to undergo dissociation. 3》 Chemistry undergo or… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19dissociate — verb the word spiritual has become dissociated from religion dissociate oneself from Syn: separate, detach, disconnect, sever, cut off, divorce; isolate, alienate, disassociate Ant: relate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20dissociate — dis•so•ci•ate [[t]dɪˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, si [/t]] v. at•ed, at•ing 1) to sever the association of; disconnect; separate: He tried to dissociate himself from his past[/ex] 2) to subject to dissociation 3) to withdraw from association 4) to undergo… …

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