The difference between Abjure and Disavow

When used as verbs, abjure means to renounce upon oath, whereas disavow means to strongly and solemnly refuse to own or acknowledge.

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  1. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.


    "To abjure allegiance to a prince."

    "To abjure the realm (''to swear to abandon it forever'')."

  2. Abjure as a verb (transitive, obsolete, historical):

    to cause one to renounce or recant.

  3. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim.


    "To abjure errors."

  4. Abjure as a verb (transitive):

    to abstain from; to avoid; to shun.

  1. Disavow as a verb (transitive):

    To strongly and solemnly refuse to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like.


    "synonyms: abjure deny disclaim disown reject"

    "ant accept own up"

    "He was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime."

  2. Disavow as a verb (transitive):

    To deny; to show the contrary of; to deny legitimacy or achievement of any kind.


    "synonyms: disprove deny impugn reject repudiate"

    "ant accept prove"

    "Because of her dissatisfaction, she now disavows the merits of fascism."

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