disclaim Definition

  • 1refuse to acknowledge; deny
  • 2renounce a legal claim or title to
  • 3make a disclaimer

Using disclaim: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disclaim" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company disclaimed any responsibility for the defects in the product.

  • Example

    He disclaimed any knowledge of the incident.

  • Example

    She disclaimed her inheritance rights to the property.

  • Example

    The author disclaimed any connection to the controversial statements made by the character in the book.

disclaim Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for disclaim

Phrases with disclaim

  • a statement that denies something, especially responsibility


    The website had a disclaimer stating that the information provided was not intended to be taken as professional advice.

  • disclaimers of liability

    statements that limit or exclude liability for damages or losses


    The contract contained several disclaimers of liability, protecting the company from potential lawsuits.

  • to formally renounce or relinquish any claim or stake in something


    He disclaimed any interest in the disputed property, allowing his siblings to inherit it.

Origins of disclaim

from Old French 'desclamer', meaning 'to disavow'


Summary: disclaim in Brief

To 'disclaim' [dɪsˈkleɪm] is to refuse to acknowledge or deny something, such as responsibility or knowledge. It can also mean to renounce a legal claim or title, or to make a disclaimer. Examples include 'The company disclaimed any responsibility for the defects in the product.' and 'She disclaimed her inheritance rights to the property.' 'Disclaim' extends into phrases like 'disclaimer,' which denies responsibility, and 'disclaim any interest,' which renounces a claim.