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 for Disavowing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disavow \Dis`a*vow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disavowed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Disavowing.] [F. d['e]savouer; pref. d['e]s- (L.
     dis-) + avouer to avow. See Avow, and cf. Disavouch.]
     1. To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to
        deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to
        disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement,
        but he disavows the crime.
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              A solemn promise made and disavowed.  --Dryden.
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     2. To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
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              Yet can they never
              Toss into air the freedom of my birth,
              Or disavow my blood Plantagenet's.    --Ford.
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