Definition of disassociate in English:



  • another term for dissociate
    • ‘He regrets the tone of the article and disassociates himself from it.’
    • ‘Schwarzenegger responded by immediately disassociating himself from Buffett's remarks, declaring his wholehearted support for Proposition 13.’
    • ‘Yesterday the club's chairman Robin Smith sent a letter to Mr Caborn asking him to make a statement to the House of Commons publicly disassociating himself from Terry Rooney's remarks there on October 21.’
    • ‘Distressed by this deliberate distortion of the facts, I promptly wrote the Association disassociating myself from the entire venture, and refuting any suggestion that I had undercut Mr Leon's price.’
    • ‘In Kirsty Gunn's second novel, Featherstone, we find ourselves confusingly but fittingly connected with characters disassociating themselves with creeping abandon.’
    • ‘He adds: ‘I want to make it absolutely clear that the Scottish Executive disassociates itself from the negative language that's been used to describe refugees.’’
    • ‘The update is also said to include a new, streamlined file-distribution method that disassociates transfers from specific users.’
    • ‘In the last seven days we have received numerous telephone calls, letters and e-mails from representatives and members of the 41 organisations on the list, disassociating themselves with the PEGG initiative.’
    • ‘The follower identifies with the success of the teams or disassociates with its failure, therefore during the game there is no shortage of advice for both player and coach.’
    • ‘Martin is understandably touchy about the negative vibe around Freshmart; a few months ago, Danny posted a sign outside Zimmerman's Discount, disassociating his store from Martin's.’
    • ‘If I were Costello, I'd become the invisible man between now and the election, and continue to keep a low profile until Howard retired, so I could have some chance of credibly disassociating myself from his policies.’
    • ‘I hope she will now send out letters defending the honor of U.S. soldiers and disassociating herself from the behavior of the students involved in the current controversy.’
    • ‘The club completely disassociates itself from stories in the press implying that there was any financial impropriety on David's part concerning his dealings on behalf of the club.’
    • ‘Every once in a while, anchors and correspondents - as though disassociating from their own roles - paused to marvel at how the sniping story was deflecting public attention from the stretch drive of the 2002 campaign.’
    • ‘He explained that they had nothing to do with it as they are only contracted to look after the door and are not employees; in short, completely disassociating themselves from the restaurant's actions.’
    • ‘Oldham goes a few steps further and almost disassociates himself from his music.’
    • ‘It is quite staggering that such a letter should come from a Labour MP, albeit one trying to protect his majority, by disassociating himself from Tony Blair and the Government.’
    • ‘Thinking locally - personally - prevents us from disassociating ourselves from these potentially distantiating theories of space.’
    • ‘Cllr Aird: ‘I'm disassociating myself from the proposal of my two colleagues.’’
    • ‘On reflection, I should have been more clear in disassociating myself from anti-Catholic sentiments and racial prejudice.’