1 cause to break up or function; "the principal disbanded the political student organization"
2 stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting" [syn: dissolve]
- Rhymes: -ænd
- to break up or cause to cease to exist
- The president wanted to disband the scandal plagued agency.
to break up or cause to cease to exist
break up, deactivate, debrief, decommission, demilitarize, demob, demobilize, detach, dichotomize, disarm, discharge, disintegrate, disjoin, disjoint, dismiss, disorganize, dispel, disperse, dissect, dissever, dissipate, dissolve, disunite, diverge, divide, divorce, go separate ways, let go, muster out, part, part company, reconvert, release, retire, scatter, separate, sever, sheathe the sword, split up, sunder