dissociate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledissociating
past tensedissociated
past participledissociated
present tense
present participledisassociating
past tensedisassociated
past participledisassociated

or disassociate 

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  1. 1
    formal to consider two people or things to be separate, different, or not connected to each other

    I was making films while I was still a pop singer and it was difficult to dissociate the two.

  2. 2
    to show clearly that someone is not connected with someone or something
    dissociate yourself/someone from someone/something:

    MPs have been urging the government to dissociate itself entirely from the war.

derived word



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noun [uncountable]