Dis·a·vow v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disavowed p. pr. & vb. n. Disavowing.]
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.
A solemn promise made and disavowed. --Dryden.
2. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
Yet can they never
Toss into air the freedom of my birth,
Or disavow my blood Plantagenet's. --Ford.
v : refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility
for, or association with; "Her husband disavowed her
after 30 years of marriage and six children" [ant: avow]