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disown

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verb dis·own \(ˌ)dis-ˈōn\

Simple Definition of disown

  • : to say or decide that you will no longer be connected with, associated with, or responsible for (someone or something)

Full Definition of disown

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to refuse to acknowledge as one's own

  3. 2 a :  to repudiate any connection or identification with b :  to deny the validity or authority of

dis·own·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disown

  1. Her parents threatened to disown her if she didn't go back to school.

  2. He was disowned for bringing shame to the family.



1630

First Known Use of disown

1630

Rhymes with disown

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DISOWN Defined for Kids

disown

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verb dis·own \dis-ˈōn\

Definition of disown

dis·owneddis·own·ing

  1. :  to refuse to accept any longer a relationship with or connection to <… they disowned my mother when she got married … — Judy Blume, Are You There God?>





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