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disavow

verb abnegate, back down, back out, call back, declare not to be true, decline, deny, deny absolutely, deny connection with, deny emphatically, deny entirely, deny peremptorily, deny responsibility for, deny wholly, diffiteri, disaffirm, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disdain, disown, dispense with, dissent, dissociate oneself, forswear, infitiari, infitias ire, invalidate, negate, negative, not accept, not admit, not approve, not confirm, not mainnain, not pass, nullify, pass up, protest, recall, recant, refuse, refuse credence, refuse to accept, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to admit, refuse to corroborate, reject, relinquish, repel, repudiate, repulse, rescind, retract, revoke, scorn, send back, set aside, set at naught, shun, spurn, take back, traverse, turn away from, turn back, turn from, veto, withdraw
See also: contradict, controvert, defect, demur, deny, disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove, disclaim, disdain, dismiss, disown, gainsay, negate, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, withdraw

TO DISAVOW. To deny the authority by which an agent pretends to have acted as when he has exceeded the bounds of his authority.
     2. It is the duty of the principal to fulfill the contracts which have been entered into by his authorized agent; and when an agent has exceeded his authority, he ought promptly to disavow such act, so that the other party may have his remedy against the agent. See Agent; Principal.

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In tracing this history, he argues that both projects have largely forgotten or disavowed the disruptive power of the unconscious and have turned away from psychoanalysis and education as emancipatory projects and that these disavowals are largely to blame for the constant rushing from one failed educational reform to another.
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It also happened in terms of the more tandential areas whose connections to sexuality were often disavowed, from baby-boomer youth culture to science and education.
The court noted that the legislature expressly disavowed any intent to inflict additional punishment on offenders and stated that the statute was intended solely for the protection of the public.
Ayers and Dohrn, who have never disavowed their hatred for America and its traditional institutions, now focus their efforts on children's rights and social work -- continuing their subversive campaign by other means.
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They also found children often disavowed any responsibility for their behavior and claimed they needed a "good pill" to control themselves.
which have not been authorized by the Company or its investor relations/media advisory firm are specifically disavowed by the Company.