AskDefine | Define disassociate

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disassociate v : part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president" [syn: dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint]

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(UK) /əˈsəʊʃieɪt/ or


  1. To separate oneself from a person or situation.
    After the scandal, the political party disassociated itself from the questionable candidate.
  2. To separate into smaller discrete units.
    The problem is easier to understand if you disassociate the variables.
  3. To separate from related items.
    The fabric of the coat disassociated when I washed it.

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