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1‘the word ‘spiritual’ has become dissociated from religion’
separate, detach, disconnect, sever, cut off, divorce, set apart, segregate, distinguish
1‘he dissociated himself from the Church of England’
break away from, break off relations with, end relations with, sever connections with
withdraw from, delink from, quit, leave, disaffiliate from, resign from, pull out of, drop out of, have nothing more to do with, part company with, defect, desert, secede from, take one's leave of, become estranged from
2‘the French president dissociated himself from the statement’
denounce, disown, reject, condemn, disagree with, wash one's hands of, distance oneself from
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.