|Origin:||dissociare, from sociare 'to join'|
to do or say something to show that you do not agree with the views or actions of someone with whom you had a connection
dissociate yourself from something
I wish to dissociate myself from Mr Irvine's remarks.
to regard two things or people as separate and not connected to each other [≠ associate]
—dissociation noun [uncountable]