disassociates, disassociating, disassociated
1) VERB If you disassociate yourself from something or someone, you say or show that you are not connected with them, usually in order to avoid trouble or blame.

[V pron-refl from n] I wish to disassociate myself from this very sad decision...

[V pron-refl from n] He proposed that the Council should disassociate itself from such behaviour.

2) VERB If you disassociate one group or thing from another, you separate them.

[V n from n] ...an attempt by the president to disassociate the military from politics.

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