disown

  • 1 Disown — Dis*own , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disowned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disowning}.] 1. To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one s self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one s self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disown — I (deny the validity) verb abjure, abnegate, affirm the contrary, annul, call in question, challenge, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, countermand, demur, deny, deny absolutely, deny peremptorily, deny the possibility, deny… …

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  • 3 disown — 1620s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + OWN (Cf. own) (v.). Related: Disowned; disowning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 disown — *disclaim, disavow, repudiate, disallow Analogous words: reject, spurn, refuse (see DECLINE) Antonyms: own Contrasted words: *acknowledge, avow …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 disown — [v] refuse to acknowledge abandon, abjure, abnegate, cast off, deny, disacknowledge, disallow, disavow, discard, disclaim, divorce oneself from, refuse to recognize, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract; concepts 50,54,88 Ant. accept, acknowledge …

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  • 6 disown — ► VERB ▪ refuse to acknowledge any connection with …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 disown — [disōn′, dis ōn′] vt. to refuse to acknowledge as one s own; repudiate; cast off …

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  • 8 DISOWN — Infobox musical artist Name = Disown Img capt = Disown promotional 2007 poster Img size = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = flagicon|United States of America Ohio, United States Genre = Industrial Ohio Metal Years active = 2000 –… …

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  • 9 disown — UK [dɪsˈəʊn] / US [dɪsˈoʊn] verb [transitive] Word forms disown : present tense I/you/we/they disown he/she/it disowns present participle disowning past tense disowned past participle disowned to say that you no longer want to be connected with… …

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  • 10 disown — disownment, n. /dis ohn /, v.t. to refuse to acknowledge as belonging or pertaining to oneself; deny the ownership of or responsibility for; repudiate; renounce: to disown one s heirs; to disown a published statement. [1610 20; DIS 1 + OWN] Syn.… …

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  • 11 disown — [[t]dɪso͟ʊn[/t]] disowns, disowning, disowned VERB If you disown someone or something, you say or show that you no longer want to have any connection with them or any responsibility for them. [V n] The man who murdered the girl is no son of mine …

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  • 12 disown — verb To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own. Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didnt go through with marrying Count Paris. Syn: disavow, disclaim …

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  • 13 disown — dis|own [ dıs oun ] verb transitive to say that you no longer want to be connected with someone or something, for example because you are ashamed of them: I think my parents would disown me if I ever got a tattoo …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 disown — [dɪsˈəʊn] verb [T] to say that you no longer want to be connected with someone or something I think my parents would disown me if I ever got a tattoo.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 disown — transitive verb Date: 1630 1. to refuse to acknowledge as one s own 2. a. to repudiate any connection or identification with b. to deny the validity or authority of • disownment noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 disown — Synonyms and related words: abjure, assert the contrary, back down, back out, backwater, belie, brush aside, chuck, chuck out, climb down, contemn, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, crawfish out, cross, cut off, decline, deny …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 disown — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. disinherit; disclaim, repudiate, deny, disavow. See negation, nullification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. repudiate, cast off, deny, retract; see abandon 2 , discard , disinherit . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 18 disown — dis|own [dısˈəun US ˈoun] v [T not in progressive] to say that you no longer want to be connected with someone or something, especially a member of your family or something that you are responsible for ▪ Frankly, I m not surprised her family… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 disown — dis·own || dɪs əʊn v. cut off (from an inheritance, family, etc.); repudiate, disavow, renounce …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 disown — verb refuse to acknowledge or maintain any connection with. Derivatives disowner noun disownment noun …

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