- v1. disclaim, deny, gainsay, contradict, disaffirm; retract, recant, recall, unsay, take back; repudiate, renounce, (usu. under oath) abjure, forswear; defect, apostatize.2. disown, reject, cast off; disinherit, disherit, Rare. exheredate, cut off; wash one's hands of, turn one's back on, have nothing further to do with.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.