Acknowledge and Disavow


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Acknowledge verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: finally had to acknowledge that she'd outgrown her favorite jacket

Disavow is an antonym for acknowledge in topics: reply to, verbally recognize authority, admit truth or reality of something, verbally recognize receipt of something.
Nearby Words: acknowledgment, acknowledgement, acknowledging
Antonyms for Acknowledge


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Disavow verb – To declare not to be true.
Usage example: disavowed the testimony that she had given earlier in the trial

Acknowledge is an antonym for disavow in reject topic.
Nearby Words: disavowal, disavowing
Antonyms for Disavow
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Common collocations

love acknowledge love disavow love
connection acknowledge connection disavow connection
possibility acknowledge possibility disavow possibility
film acknowledge film disavow film
Other nouns: existence.
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