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disown Explained

disown at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1620, from dis- + own (v.). ///

disown at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

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 disowned her.// --Since 1960, Kubrick has virtually disowned the film.//

disown at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "disown":
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, despise, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove,
disavow, discard, disclaim, discount, disdain, disendow,
disherison, disinherit, dismiss, dispossess, disprove, dispute,
disregard, disseise, eat crow, eat humble pie, evict, except,
exclude, expropriate, foreclose, forswear, gainsay, ignore, impugn,
join issue upon, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, pass by,
pass up, push aside, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to admit,
refuse to consider, refute, reject, renege, renounce, repel,
repudiate, repulse, retract, revoke, scout, shove away, spurn,
swallow, take back, take issue with, throw away, throw out,
turn away, turn out, unsay, waive, withdraw

disown at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Denial): deny, contradict, contravene, controvert, disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow, recant, revoke, dispute, impugn, rebut, call in question.

disown at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] to decide that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for sb/sth:
Her family disowned her for marrying a foreigner.

disown at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] to decide that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for sb/sth:
Her family disowned her for marrying a foreigner.

Disown at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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
author will sometimes disown his writings.

2. To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.

Then they, who brother's better claim disown, Expel
their parents, and usurp the throne. --Dryden.

Syn: To disavow; disclaim; deny; abnegate; renounce;

disown at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
[syn: {disinherit}] [ant: {bequeath}]

disown at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: prefix » dis|own


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈəʊn/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊn


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.
    1. : Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didnt go through with marrying Count Paris.''

      Usage notes

      Particularly used of parents regarding their children, and stronger than the similar Inter: term » estrange|lang=en, which can also be used of children regarding their parents, or of siblings.


      * disavow

  • disclaim


    Inter: trans-top » to refuse to own
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|отричам се, Inter: t- » bg|отказвам се
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zavrhnout, Inter: t- » cs|zříci se
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verloochenen, Inter: t+ » nl|verstoten
  • German: Inter: t- » de|verstoßen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kitagad
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|renegar
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|diùlt
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|evlatlıktan reddetmek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » disown
    Translation: fa » disown
    Translation: io » disown
    Translation: kn » disown
    Translation: hu » disown
    Translation: mg » disown
    Translation: ml » disown
    Translation: my » disown
    Translation: ps » disown
    Translation: pl » disown
    Translation: ru » disown
    Translation: fi » disown
    Translation: ta » disown
    Translation: te » disown
    Translation: vi » disown
    Translation: zh » disown