disavow disavow  /ˌdɪs ə ˈvaʊ/


  • (v) refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with


  1. Her terrified parents begged her to disavow her beliefs.
  2. He has disavowed his former positions on abortion, gay rights and now seems even to disavow the groundbreaking state health care plan he passed.
  3. But activists were quick to disavow the use of violent tactics.


  1. Google's Matt Cutts On Disavow Tool Mistakes

    Google's Matt Cutts posted a video the other day explaining the top six or so mistakes that SEOs and webmasters make when using the disavow tool . By far, the most common mistake is uploading anything but text (TXT) files. Many upload Word documents or Excel files, they should not - you should only upload TXT files. Here is the video followed by the six most common disavow tool mistakes: (1 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Search Engine Roundtable

  2. Matt Cutts: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong With ‘Disavow Links’ Tool

    Google’s Matt Cutts recently talked about Google’s Disavow Links tool in the comments of a blog post, in which he suggested using it more like a machete than like a fine-toothed comb. Today, Google released a new Webmaster Help video …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  3. How to Use Google's Disavow Links Tool the Right Way

    The Disavow Links Tool used alone isn't an effective means for recovering from a manual Google penalty or an algorithmic hit. The tool is just one component of a recovery plan and a minor one. Here's how to correctly use the tool.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Search Engine Watch


  1. "In this election, especially here in Ohio, you're going to be asked to choose between a candidate who will not disavow a group committing voter fraud and a leader who will not tolerate it," Palin said. "This group needs to learn that you...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: CBS News

  2. "Sam Fox had every opportunity to disavow the politics of personal destruction and to embrace the truth," Kerry said Wednesday. "He chose not to. The White House made the right decision to withdraw the nomination. I hope this signals a new...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: FOXNews

  3. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking aboard the USS New Orleans pierside in San Diego, told reporters on Monday "it would be nice to see the Iranian government disavow this action and say that it won't happen again."
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Houston Chronicle

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