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disassociate from, dissociate from

The spelling dissociate is preferred; however, both disassociate and dissociate mean to end an association. The verbs are also used in the sense of separating two things.

The preposition most often used with either of these verbs is from.

  • I wish to disassociate myself from the decisions of this committee.
  • If we are to get a clear picture of what happened, we must dissociate fact from opinion.