Definition of disaffirm in English:



  • Repudiate; declare void.

    ‘to disaffirm a contract is to say it never existed’
    • ‘Oriented toward the post-handover future, it often used the strategy of disaffirming notions of Chinese national identity in order to open up an alternative space of Hong Kongness.’
    • ‘‘To a certain degree, that is correct,’ the Commander affirmed yet disaffirmed simultaneously.’
    • ‘To do so is to disaffirm the universal fatherhood of God and the unity of His Torah.’
    • ‘However, failing to find differential receptiveness does not disaffirm this possibility if the polygyny allele is fixed in the population.’
    • ‘It was specifically disaffirmed by Justice Lindgren at trial.’
    abstain from, refrain from, give up, forgo, forswear, shun, renounce, swear off, abjure, steer clear of, have nothing to do with, give a wide berth to, fight shy of, relinquish, reject, dispense with, disavow, abandon, deny, gainsay, disclaim, repudiate, renege on, spurn, abnegate, abdicate, wash one's hands of, drop
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