dissociate dissociate  /dɪs ˈoʊ si eɪt/


  1. (v) part; cease or break association with
  2. (v) regard as unconnected
  3. (v) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms

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  1. Japanese like himself ought to fight for their ideas, break with their Government, dissociate themselves from a wrong and losing cause.
  2. By simple definition, shock causes a person to dissociate himself temporarily from threatening circumstances.
  3. Try as he might to dissociate himself from the Bush Administration, John McCain remained a classic Reaganite.


  • Ukrainian president urges opposition to step away from radicals

    Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich urged leaders of the opposition on Wednesday to dissociate themselves from radicals and warned them that otherwise he will "talk differently" with them. Yanukovich also said in a statement some members of the anti-government opposition had crossed a line when they called on their supporters to bring weapons to the demonstration in the central square of ...
    on February 19, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I condemn it, I dissociate myself from it. It is no part of my campaign and the party has acted promptly to deal with it," Howard told local radio.
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Reuters

  2. "You have to put this in the context of inconsistencies in the way in which the FIA has treated breaches of the regulations over the years and, knowing what we know, we cannot dissociate this from the power play going on behind the scenes for...
    on Sep 22, 2009 By: Damon Hill Source: F1 Times

  3. In his opening address at the party's national executive here, Rajnath Singh said, "Deoband is seeking to dissociate Muslims from terrorism. But the central government wants to equate Muslims with terrorism and on this very basis is rejecting an...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Rajnath Singh Source: Times of India

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