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Definition of "disengage" [dis•en•gage]

  • To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate. (verb-transitive)
  • To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation. (verb-transitive)
  • To free or detach oneself; withdraw. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disengage" in a sentence
  • "And then he thought it was best that at that time, he started to, what they call disengage the autopilot and control the rate of descent on his own."
  • "It causes many of us concerned citizens to want to disengage from the process."
  • "In an era of candidates who must explain that they are not witches, I worry that it is too easy to disengage from the process."