disassociate, dissociate

disassociate, dissociate

v. (D; refl.) to disassociate, dissociate from

USAGE NOTE: Some purists prefer dissociate.

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • dissociate — meaning ‘to end an assocation with’, is first recorded in 1623, slightly later than its variant disassociate, and is now the more favoured form. It is followed by from and is often used reflexively (with oneself etc.): • The mother immediately… …   Modern English usage

  • disassociate — I verb cut off, detach, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, isolate, part, remove, seclude, separate, set apart, sever, uncouple, withdraw II index depart, disjoint, dissociate, part ( …   Law dictionary

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  • dissociate — [dɪˈsəʊsiˌeɪt] or disassociate [^ˌdɪsəˈsəʊsiˌeɪt] verb dissociate yourself from to show clearly that you are not connected with someone or something dissociation [dɪˌsəʊsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Disassociate — Dis as*so ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disassociated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disassociating}.] To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate. Florio. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disassociate — see dissociate …   Modern English usage

  • disassociate — [dis΄ə sō′shē āt΄, dis΄əsēshē āt] vt. disassociated, disassociating to sever association with; separate; dissociate disassociation n …   English World dictionary

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